GP's lockdown plea: 'My young patients are in anguish'

Dr Stacey Harris says she has prescribed antidepressants to patients as young as 12

“The children, young adults and new mothers I mainly treat are in anguish, despair and have no hope.”

Dr Stacey Harris.

Melbourne GP Dr Stacey Harris put these words in a letter to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews last week.

She was pleading for his government to fast track Melbourne’s reopening from lockdown for the sake of her patients, having witnessed firsthand the damage of “unhealthy social isolation” to their mental

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