CDC: Antidepressant use up 65% over 15 years

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Antidepressant use by Americans aged 12 and older increased 65% between 1999 and 2014, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 13% of Americans reported taking antidepressants in the previous month when surveyed between 2011 and 2014, up from 7.7% between 1999 and 2002. White Americans and females were more likely to report antidepressant use than males and people in other racial and ethnic groups. One in four people taking antidepressants reported using them for 10 or more years. The findings are from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Behavioral health

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