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How common is taking antidepressants?

Anthony Cirillo
Geriatric Medicine
Duke University and the University of Arizona periodically conduct a survey on friendship. In their latest they found that Americans say they just have two close friends and that was down from three the last time the study was conducted. One in four people say they have no one to confide in. That is sad. But it explains why the Centers for Disease Control report that antidepressants have become the most commonly prescribed drug in the nation, even more than blood pressure and asthma drugs. Critics worry that doctors are simply medicating unhappiness when people actually need to make life changes.
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