Society Now

Society Now is a quarterly magazine from the Economic and Social Research Council. It highlights the results of recent research.

For example, the latest issue has a news item about the use of anti-depressant drugs in Northern Ireland:

Findings show that anti-depressants were prescribed to 12% of NI’s population in 2011 with this rate rising to 14% by 2015. “Over the entire five-year period 24% of the population were prescribed anti-depressants,” says Professor Shevlin. “Existing figures for 2013 show that proportionately more anti-depressants were prescribed in NI than 23 other countries worldwide…”

You can read every issue of the magazine online.