Growing numbers of British troops are taking anti-depressants as they battle conditions such as PTSD

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GROWING numbers of British troops are taking anti-depressants as they battle conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Last year, 7,537 troops were given anti-depressants including Prozac, Optimax and Defanyl after consultations with medics, figures reveal.

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Most were in the Army (4,591) followed by the RAF (1,670) and the Navy (1,338), with officers less likely to suffer.

The number has grown from 7,241 in 2016.

It means more than one in 18 troops were given anti-depressants last year, but this is still lower than the general population where it is estimated one in 10 are on anti-depressants.

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