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More Being Prescribed Psychiatric Medications With No Diagnosis

59.5% of antidepressant prescriptions were made with no diagnosis in 1996, in 2007 the figure rose to 72.7%, researchers reported in Health Affairs. Antidepressant drugs are today the third most commonly prescribed class of drugs in the USA. Nearly 8.9% of the American population had at least one antidepressant prescription during any given month during the period 2005-2008.
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Antidepressants Most Common Medication For Australian Women

Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

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Too Many Non-Psychiatrists Prescribing Antidepressants?

Health : Healthbolt (4 years ago)

Almost 80% of antidepressants are prescribed by non-psychiatrists—and almost three-quarters of these prescriptions aren’t accompanied by a formal psychiatric diagnosis, Psych Central reports. More » Post from: Blisstree Read Post

Prescriptions For Antidepressants Increasing Among Individuals With No Psychiatric Diagnosis

Health : Medical News Today (4 years ago)

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