Antidepressants most popular prescription medication in U.S.

There are 18 comments on the Aug 22, 2011, Las Vegas Review Journal story titled Antidepressants most popular prescription medication in U.S.. In it, Las Vegas Review Journal reports that:

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Kathryn Hoffman

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#6 Dec 3, 2011
Popping Paxil pills through dispensers are what some people do to relieve their depression without having to know the root of the problem. This fast paced lifestyle has their disadvantage and dependence on pills like Paxil is one of them. You can see what side effects this little pill can do at http://www.paxilbirthdefectlaw.com/paxil-ssri... .
Katherine Lewis

Chicago, IL

#8 Jan 11, 2012
According to statistics, roughly 10 percent of Americans are afflicted with depressive symptoms. It is not surprising that antidepressants are among the widely prescribed medications today. The U.S. recession may have added to the many stress factors in our daily life.It is interesting to note that some studies have revealed a correlation between the suicide rate and economic depression of the country. There are statistics that showed low suicide rate on during prosperous times. Pharmaceutical companies of antidepressants are, in effect, making money on the people's hard times.
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Houston, TX

#9 Jan 12, 2012
"antidepressants" are the leading cause of suicide.

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#10 Jan 12, 2012
Herb - Saint johns wort works better and is less harmful!
Michael Pruitt

Chicago, IL

#12 Jan 13, 2012
The statistics may say much about drugs but they also leave off some critical issues such as the side effects and potential risks of the medications. Depression is a prevalent mental disorder which makes antidepressants a hot commodity in the market. But there is both scientific and anecdotal evidence that associate them with severe risks. Paxil and other SSRIs are associated with congenital birth defects when taken during pregnancy.
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HumanSpirit

Hawthorne, FL

#13 Jan 15, 2012
Antidepressants cause depression and addiction. The mind drugs have created a horror on the American Republic and regulation of the society.. There is political intent when you consider that the Mental Health Industry has no medical model, no evidence based medicine no test for chemical imbalance to determine a (so called APA) defective brain from a (so called) normal brain. There is no MRI test to confirm the same.The Mental Health Industry is based on hearsay. Junk science and profit.
Texas Flood

Euless, TX

#14 Jan 16, 2012
spytheweb wrote:
"antidepressants" are the leading cause of suicide.
Quite true. Go figure.
Anonymous

Mumbai, India

#16 Jan 18, 2012
Generic Antidepressant Benefits of depression medication have been exaggerated, with some researchers concluding that, when it comes to mild to moderate depression, antidepressants are only slightly more effective than placebos.
Rob Smith

Chicago, IL

#17 Jan 24, 2012
Antidepressants is one of the most prescribed medications for the last decade. This also shows the trend of the use of antidepressants. In certain surveys, it is seen that physicians or medical doctors are the ones who prescribe the first antidepressants and not the psychiatrists. Related story: http://www.zoloftsertralinebirthdefects.com/u...
Spirit in the Sky

Bristol, PA

#18 Jan 24, 2012
Michael Pruitt wrote:
The statistics may say much about drugs but they also leave off some critical issues such as the side effects and potential risks of the medications. Depression is a prevalent mental disorder which makes antidepressants a hot commodity in the market. But there is both scientific and anecdotal evidence that associate them with severe risks. Paxil and other SSRIs are associated with congenital birth defects when taken during pregnancy.
http://www.paxilbirthdefectlaw.com
Most people that take these "slow my heart rate down" pills are long gone from the pregnancy stuff . just reading about Sheldon Adelson and Miriam's donation of $10 million to Newt the neut made me reach for the bottle of alprozalam. That, and two hits of cognac make Obama seem a little better.
Raydot

Barstow, CA

#19 Jan 25, 2012
when I watch the GOP debates, Romney and Gingrich give me such a wicked throbbing head ache and I get really depressed and so I fire up some California Skunk and it all goes away. GO RON PAUL
Spitit in the sky

Bristol, PA

#20 Jan 29, 2012
Raydot wrote:
when I watch the GOP debates, Romney and Gingrich give me such a wicked throbbing head ache and I get really depressed and so I fire up some California Skunk and it all goes away. GO RON PAUL
New to me , I only thought skunk was a term for Pa ditch. Found easily in roaches ditched in Pa alleys.
Carlo

Busan, Korea

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HumanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#23 May 28, 2013
Non thinkers are doing the mind drugs.

Depression is created by the mind drugs that now have invaded the underground waters for drinking and bathing from discharge causing a change reaction of more depressed. The poorer people in the selected area for depression the greater the pollution and contamination. Big cities are pharmaceutical / medically controlling.
Confy

Ashburn, VA

#24 May 28, 2013
nice
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Romania

#26 Aug 16, 2013
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Kyoty57

Las Vegas, NV

#30 Sep 24, 2013
You may consider gemstone healing, like Smokey Quartz has healing properties that can relieve depression and clears negativity. Amethyst protects the body from toxic substances and helps to ward off addiction. Also good for insomnia. I put a couple under my pillow and am sleeping soundly now. I also purchased a chakra pyramid from chakrapyramids.com and put it under my bed. It is mixed with healing gemstones and the makings of an orgone generator. I don't have an addiction or depression but I did have trouble sleeping until now.

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