Antidepressant Use Rising To The Top.

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In a revealing report, it’s said that the use of antidepressant drugs in the United States doubled from 1996 and 2005.  About 6% of people were prescribed in 1996- 13 million people, to 10% or 27 million people in 2005. More than 164 million prescriptions were written in 2008 for antidepressants, totaling $9.6 billion. The survey did not look at why, but it may be more socially acceptable to be diagnosed with and treated for depression. The availability of new drugs may also be a factor. But what’s the deal? Researchers say that antidepressants do little help, but they are marketed, dam near shoved down our throats..why? Who benefits from medicated masses?

Antidepressant use doubles in U.S., study finds – Mental health- msnbc.com.

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U.S. Troops: Drugged And Armed.

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It seems more and more soldiers are being medicated with antidepressants, anti-anxiety pills, and painkillers. Side affects and all, this is something that should be looked into very closely, Veterans already have a difficult time adjusting, getting proper health care etc. upon returning. Risking their lives daily against the enemy, now our soldiers will also have to keep an eye on themselves. No wonder the friendly fire rate has elevated. They all trippin’!!

U.S. military: Heavily armed and medicated – Health care- msnbc.com.