Antidepressant use doubled in a decade, study shows

08/4/2009 | USA Today

A study of almost 50,000 children and adults found that about 10% were taking antidepressants in 2005, about double the rate from 1996. Researchers said half were not being treated for depression but were taking the drugs for back or nerve pain, fatigue, sleep difficulties or other problems. Less than 20% of patients taking antidepressants also received psychotherapy, down from 31.5%.

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