Antidepressant use doubles in US, study finds

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Use of antidepressant drugs in the United States doubled between 1996 and 2005, probably because of a mix of factors, researchers reported on Monday.

About 6 percent of people were prescribed an antidepressant in 1996 — 13 million people. This rose to more than 10 percent or 27 million people by 2005, the researchers found.

via Reuters AlertNet – Antidepressant use doubles in US, study finds.

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