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Antidepressants Are Being Prescribed For Other Medical Conditions

Why Antidepressants Are Being Prescribed For Other Medical Conditions?

Antidepressants are prescribed to treat depression and they play a key role in reducing the severity of depression but according to a recent study made by JAMA, more than 50% of the antidepressant prescribed yearly is to treat other conditions than depression. In the study, researchers analyzed 10 year’s worth of medication electronic records, a total of 100000 prescription by 160 doctors for 20.000 patient, and found that antidepressants were prescribed to other conditions than depression like insomnia, anxiety, bulimia, pain and ADD. While this research was mainly focused on Quebec, the researchers pin pointed that the use of antidepressants has increased significantly over the last few decades, in deed according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the …

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