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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.

By Resource Centre

The Resource Centre at INTO University of East Anglia.