Insurers: Czech prescriptions for antidepressants triple since 2012

Czech doctors prescribed antidepressants for roughly 600,000 patients last year, three times as many as in 2012, according to the national Association of Health Insurance Companies.

According to the association, one in five Czechs experience some form of mental illness, including mild forms such as stress and anxiety, but only half seek professional care.

Author: Brian Kenety