No, statistics don’t show that Brexit made England more depressed

By | November 21, 2018
Is Brexit stressing people out?

Is Brexit stressing people out?

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The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has caused a fair few headaches, not least for prime minister Theresa May, but did the referendum make the country more depressed? The number of people taking antidepressants rose after the UK’s vote for Brexit in 2016, according to numerous headlines today.

Supposedly, economic uncertainty around Britain’s departure from the European Union sent people to their doctors to cope with the stress. This appealing narrative was covered by newspapers in the UK and elsewhere from India to the US; the …

New Scientist – Health