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One in 6 Americans Take Antidepressants, Other Psychiatric Drugs: Study

A new study shows that 1 in 6 Americans are taking antidepressants, the majority of them on a long-term basis, NBC News reports. People also are taking sleeping pills, anxiety drugs and anti-psychotics, with more than 84 percent having filled three or more prescriptions after two years of being on them. As always when it comes to pharmaceuticals, there is big money to be made in prescribing mind-altering drugs, and that’s why keeping patients on them for a lifetime is the goal,...

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