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Sale of antidepressants in Russia surges after warfare

With the battle in Ukraine grinding on, many Russians are rising more and more anxious and fearful.

Russian Media Reports say that the variety of antidepressants bought between January and September 2022 elevated by 70% in comparison with the identical interval final yr.

A digital labelling system in Russia noticed the development and famous two major causes of the rise.

They are unemployment from corporations leaving the Russian market and basic nervousness brought on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

People residing in cities like Moscow and St Petersburg resorted extra to antidepressant prescriptions to cope with stress and nervousness.

In Moscow, 13.1 packages per 1,000 individuals have been purchased per 30 days, and in St. Petersburg 11.2 packages per 1,000 individuals.

The whole quantity spent within the first half of 2022 is 3.4 billion rubles.

And in Russia, the typical invoice for the acquisition of such medication is 596 rubles.

Vasilina Kotova, a 22-year-old IT Student, says she didn’t depart her home in the course of the first two months following the beginning of the navy intervention. She had no power or need to do something.

She began taking prescriptions shortly after President Putin introduced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

As the battle drags on, psychologists are fearful about its long-term psychological well being influence on Russians.

Voiceover: Gopika Ok. P.

Production: Reenu Cyriac

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