Since the "partial mobilization" to go to fight in Ukraine was announced on 21 September, the sale of antidepressants in Russia has grown by 120%.

The news was reported by the Russian state news agency Tass.

In particular, reference is made to the data of the research company in the pharmaceutical market of the Dsm group.

According to Viktoria Presnyakova, head of the Alliance of Pharmaceutical Associations, the demand for antidepressants, sleeping pills and tranquilizers has grown significantly since February, which is the beginning of the invasion.

Presnyakova attributes the phenomenon to the "geopolitical and economic situation" and points out that many Russians have started taking these drugs for the first time.

Many sedatives are purchased directly in pharmacies, because in Russia there is no need for a prescription for several drugs for which it is required in EU countries.