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Study: Number of people taking antidepressants doubles in US

There are 7 comments on the Baxter Bulletin story from Aug 11, 2009, titled Study: Number of people taking antidepressants doubles in US. In it, Baxter Bulletin reports that:

The number of Americans using antidepressants doubled in only a decade, while the number seeing psychiatrists continued to fall, a study shows.

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United States

#1 Oct 14, 2009
most the the pople taking the the antidepressants are not sick. they are looking for what they need in life by over woorking themselfes. tryng to get the things they have been trained to belive will make them happy. or they are out of work and are trying to figure out where the money is going to come from. what we all need to do is get back to talking to and visiting with family and freinds. and puting GOD first. if we all did what the bible tells us we need to do, witch it says to love one another that your joy may be full.

Kansas City, KS

#2 Feb 13, 2010
When you are depressed, talking to family and friends is the WORST thing you can do. Soon you won't HAVE family or friends, if you tell them how gloomy and miserable and depressed you are, and how broke you are, and how you just don't know what to do. Even your own parents won't put up with depression, crying, and uncertainty.
Even just blinking back tears and being sad but silent, a lot, is going to encourage people to tear you a new one in public, and nobody, but nobody, is going to have one bit of sympathy for you. Take it from one who knows.
Not only that, but all their friends will agree with them that they had "no choice" but to cut you out of their lives, because you're so "negative."

Fort White, FL

#3 Feb 17, 2010

Alachua, FL

#6 May 17, 2012
Any investigation into antidepressants or any other mind drug should be investigated. Since the REPUBLICAN Reagan/ Bush presidency (ALEC) the political involvement of the pharmaceutical industry has been known. The mental health industry in the mind drugging of the population (without science) and with bogus, made to order, diagnoses has cause great damage to the health and welfare of this nation and other countries.. The issues are political and expensive. Medication like the 22 mind drug and various heart medication that create loss of memory have political intent for a coup detat. Incapacitate the voter with pharmaceutical drugs. I can bet over the years that employment factors and mind drugging have been a lucrative means of gaining power and control for the Republican ALEC members.

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Sep 7, 2012
It is true, because the CDC has also noted such rise in the use of antidepressants. It was seen that it increased to 400% from the last decade. Most people also take not only antidepressants.

United States

#8 Sep 8, 2012
No science to the Mental Health Industry. No medical model. No evidence based medicine. No test for chemical imbalance of the brain. No Imagining test to determine a defective brain from a normal brain. Psychiatry is based on hearsay and is political.

Too many deaths from mind drugs.

Caution in the home should include locking your bedroom doors at night .

Death, violence, erratic behavior and the suicide by mind drugs


#9 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

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