20% of Americans are on drugs for ailments ranging from depression to bipolar disorder. That means 1 out of every 5 of us, is on some sort of behavior changing prescription drug. Kinda scary isn’t it? The world has quite literally gone mad.
“There has been a significant uptick in the use of medications to treat a variety of mental health problems; what is not as clear is if more people — especially women, are actually developing psychological disorders that require treatment, or if they are more willing to seek out help and clinicians are better at diagnosing these conditions than they once were,” said Dr. David Muzina.
Then of course there is the pharmaceutical companies who have expanded advertising for these drugs to a level never seen before on the planet. That also might have something to with it, just sayin! [USAToday]