Almost 70% of People Taking Anti-Depressants Not Depressed

Nothing new here: almost 70% of the people prescribed psychotropic drugs are done so incorrectly. Dr. Julie Holland wrote an article in the New York Times where she mentioned 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the US are on psychiatric medication - something she called ‘insane’.

The study, which appears in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, finds that many individuals who are prescribed and take antidepressant medications may not actually have a depressive disorder, and that such drugs are often used by patients who do not meet the diagnostic criteria of depression.

According to the research, among the users of antidepressant medications, 69 percent never met the diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD), and 38 percent also never met those for obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, or generalized anxiety disorder – for which the antidepressant medications are sometimes prescribed.

Read more: Breitbart.com

Tags: Disorders & Diagnoses

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