The full article can be seen at: http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g4218
However a 2013 OECD survey shows that the HSCIC figures used by CEP are very close to OECD data for the UK, and also to the rate of prescribing growth in 19 other developed nations. Prof. Peter Gøtzsche has written a response to the article which makes this point: ”Margaret McCartney questions whether there is overprescribing of antidepressants and doubts that the information provided by the Council for Evidence Based Psychiatry that antidepressant use had increased by 92% in England since 2003 is correct. I can assure McCartney that the use of antidepressants has increased dramatically. An OECD report found an increase in defined daily doses of 88% between 2000 and 2011 in the United Kingdom, similar to the average of 89% in 19 OECD countries.
The full response can be seen here: http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g4218/rapid-responses”
Read this news article in the CEP website