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USA is Depressed and Anxious: Top 10 Psychiatric Medications Prescribed

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Here a depressing thought, Of ALL the Psychiatric Medications Prescribed in 2013 the top 8 were for Depression… It’s enough to make you sick with worry ~ but Hey, the other 2 meds were for Anxiety. So, you should be okay.

Xanax|Zoloft|Celexa|Prozac|Ativan|

Desyrel|Lexapro|Cymbalta|Wellbutrin XL|Effexor ER

The truth is all but Xanax and Ativan can be used for both Depression and Anxiety.

What I love about Xanax and Ativan is that one of their possible side effects is “anxiety and depression” – REALLY!!!  Only in the mental health world can we take meds to cure one symptom that will cause the very symptom it’s meant to cure and okay…You don’t see cancer patients being infected with cancer to cure cancer… At least, I don’t hear of that.

 

Reference material:
John M. Grohol, Psy.D
Top 25 Psychiatric Medication Prescriptions for 2013
 
Are Antidepressants Enough?
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USA is Depressed and Anxious: Top 10 Psychiatric Medications Prescribed

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Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]


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APA Reference
Stewart, C. (2014). USA is Depressed and Anxious: Top 10 Psychiatric Medications Prescribed. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 17, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2014/06/usa-is-depressed-and-anxious-top-10-psychiatric-medications-prescribed/

 

Last updated: 24 Jun 2014
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 24 Jun 2014
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