Drop in youngsters treated for depression

NHS Borders.
NHS Borders.

The number of young children being treated for depression, stress or general anxiety disorder appears to be on the wane in the Borders.

A Freedom of Information response from NHS Borders has revealed that 25 children aged 10 and under were treated for the conditions between 2010 and 2012.

The figures for 2013 and 2014 are recorded as “less than five” for each year.

The response explains: “For any number less than five, actual numbers and potentially identifiable information is withheld to maintain patient confidentiality due to the potential risk of disclosure.”