Stringing and Strowing Alert- Antidepressant use doubles in US: When Did Americans Become So Thin Skinned That Drugs Are Easier Than Truth?


Reuters AlertNet – Antidepressant use doubles in US, study finds: “By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) –

Use of antidepressant drugs in the United States doubled between 1996 and 2005, probably because of a mix of factors, researchers reported on Monday.

About 6 percent of people were prescribed an antidepressant in 1996 — 13 million people. This rose to more than 10 percent or 27 million people by 2005, the researchers found.

‘Significant increases in antidepressant use were evident across all sociodemographic groups examined, except African Americans,’ Dr. Mark Olfson of Columbia University in New York and Steven Marcus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia wrote in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

‘Not only are more U.S. residents being treated with antidepressants, but also those who are being treated are receiving more antidepressant prescriptions,’ they added.
More than 164 million prescriptions were written in 2008 for antidepressants, totaling $9.6 billion in U.S. sales, according to IMS Health.”

Stringing and Strowing says:

This is a shame and a stain on America’s character. Our citizens are too quick to buy into the profit making schemes of big business, allow others to convince them they are “sick”, and happily trot home from the doctor’s office…with prescriptions in hand…where they proceed to voluntarily drink the Kool-Aid of the nanny state.

The New World Order Scheme of Medicating America. This is a REAL sickness.


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