Happy pill prescriptions soar to 50m as job and money fears grow

Happy pill prescriptions soar to 50m as job and money fears grow Rise in demand is believed to coincide with job losses following economic downturn A quarter of Britons are thought to suffer from mental illness every year Soaring numbers of Britons are turning to antidepressants and other pills to combat anxiety, figures show. Last year nearly 50million prescriptions were handed out, a rise of a quarter in the past four years. The most commonly prescribed drugs include citalopram hydrobromide, amitriptyline, Prozac and diazepam