Recent figures from the NHS show a rise in the number of prescriptions for ADHD and psychoses-related conditions during the past decade.
According to the figures double the amount of women were prescribed the drugs between 2011 and 2012 with the figure totalling a staggering 483,431 compared to 234,899 men – which together accounts for 14% of the overall population.
The rates have risen gradually since 1993-94 when 1.26 million drugs were prescribed, to just over 5 million being prescribed in 2011-12.
The cost of all this to the NHS in Scotland is a staggering £31.3m this year alone, almost double that of the cost back in 1993-94.
Jackson Carlaw, a spokesman for Conservative health said: “It has now been several years since the SNP promised to halt the rise in people being given anti-depressants.
“What’s more, drugs are being...