Use of medicines for mental disorders in Norway is increasing

Mood pillsPhoto: Bjørn Sigurdsøn / NTB
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The use of medication for mental disorders is increasing. Last year, 124,000 Norwegians took antipsychotics, which is 20,000 more than five years ago.

Almost 400,000 Norwegians use medicines for mental disorders. The vast majority (315,000) take antidepressants, but an increasing number also use antipsychotics, according to figures P4 obtained from the Norwegian Health Statistics Bank.

Last year, 124,431 Norwegians took antipsychotics. That is 20,000 more than five years ago.

Antipsychotics are drugs that are taken against serious disorders such as schizophrenia, psychosis, or bipolar disorder.

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