Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Antidepressants most prescribed drugs in the U.S.

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The most prescribed medication in the U.S. are antidepressant drugs, according to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. It's amazing what drugs like Prozac and Paxil are used for these days. Days and nights are tough to handle for many, and a prescription drug looks to be a way out of despair for millions of Americans.

While there are legitimate uses for prescription antidepressants, are these types of drugs overused? I think that goes without saying, although the data available makes a guess like that hard to prove. Having a tough boss or a family member that is hard to handle doesn't necessarily mean a drug prescription is in order, but that is precisely what some people go in search of.

Is unhappiness a reason to begin taking antidepressant drugs? Very doubtful, as life will never be perfect for anyone (old or young, rich or poor). When the source article stated that "Doctors are now medicating unhappiness," it made complete sense why antidepressants are now the most-used prescription medication in the nation.

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