The World Health Organization is finally raising concerns about antidepressants prescribed to children

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(NaturalNews) There is such a dramatic increase in the prescribing of antidepressants for children in the West, that the World Health Organization (WHO) is taking a closer look – and is becoming concerned.

As reported by the BBC, the increases are sizable: 60 percent in Denmark; 49 percent in Germany; 26 percent in the United States; and 17 percent in the Netherlands, between 2005 and 2012, a new study shows.

After a warning was issued about the drugs in 2004, based on concerns that some of them were leading to suicidal behavior, usage fell. But as new research indicates, the numbers are back up – way up, in fact.

WHO director of mental health, Dr. Shekhar Saxena, said that the new study, published in theEuropean Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, raised some serious questions.

“Anti-depressant use amongst young people is and has been a matter of concern because of two reasons,” he told the BBC.

“One, are more people being prescribed anti-depressants without sufficient reason? And second, can anti-depressants do any major harm?” (Click to Article)

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