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Are anti-depressants over prescribed?

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da c.
Friday March 14, 2014, 1:25 PM

I'm not a healthcare professional and am not qualified to judge. However, my doctor is always saying "better living through chemistry", and her philosophy seems to be to prescribe medications for every malady.

Heidi Aubrey
Thursday February 13, 2014, 6:32 PM

I think very most of the medications are over prescribed. Drug companies are on equal terms with the oil industry.

Sue H.
Saturday December 28, 2013, 11:20 PM

Don't have a clue.

natasja s.
Friday December 27, 2013, 3:37 PM


John B.
Friday December 27, 2013, 6:23 AM


Jim N.
Thursday December 26, 2013, 10:34 AM


Manuela D.
Thursday December 26, 2013, 12:31 AM

sure! people use them like they were candies... instead of taking that shit go for a walk into the woods,breath into the wind,help other people,care about a puppy and be sure you'll feel better!!!

Kim Janik
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 7:34 AM

Yes, needlessly so!

Alexandra G.
Tuesday December 17, 2013, 10:01 AM


Viviane K.
Tuesday December 17, 2013, 8:54 AM

I am not qualified to say.
How can I know how many are give the correct diagnoses or not ?
Antidepressants are used against all sort of disorders , not only depression.
But psychiatry uses too much drugs instead of better forms of treatment. Still antidepressant saves some from suicide .that is a good thing.
The best could be to give love,human compassion and the best therapy to all persons that suffers emotionally.
But will the tax payers pay for that? And will the voters choose politicians that fight for a society organized in a way that makes us all more healthy emotionally ?
I am pessimistic .

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