It appears that more Americans are taking antidepressants than ever before, according to a new report in Time Magazine. A recent study shows that antidepressant use has more than doubled in this country between 1996 and 2005 – which encompasses 6% to 10% of the total population. This means as many as 27 million people are taking antidepressants.
Antidepressants: Treating More than a Melancholy Mood
Published this month in the Archives of General Psychiatry, the study observed nearly 50,000 people in the United States above the age of six. The study found that antidepressants are now being used to treat ...!--more-->