Overprescription of Antidepressants
September 19, 2013
In recent years, the use of antidepressants has skyrocketed. According to a recent review in the New York Times, 1-in-10 Americans now takes an antidepressant. At the same time, some organizations are now encouraging doctors to curb the use of antidepressants. For instance, last year, the Dutch College of General Practitioners urged its doctors to limit antidepressant prescriptions to only the most severe cases, and instead focus on other lines of treatment first.