Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Pill: Anti-Depressants

This is depressing... 27 million (10% of Americans) are taking anti-depressant medication!

No doubt some individuals really need this kind of medication, however 10% of the American population that seems a bit much.

As Catholics we are often reminded to 'carry our crosses' with hope in Our Lord. To trust in his providence and guiding hand.

Now it appears there's a tiny pill for that. Or at least that's how it's being sold.

"One pill will take all our anxieties away".

Not good....

Good ol' fashion prayer and the reliance on the Lords graces does it for me.

American's Depressing Reality

A new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry reports that the number of Americans taking antidepressant drugs doubled between 1996 and 2005.
According to the study, a startling “10% of Americans — or 27 million people — were taking antidepressants in 2005, the last year for which data were available at the time the study was written,” USA Today
reported on Monday.
And most of those taking the mood-altering drugs weren’t even being treated for depression; half of those on the drugs “used them for back pain, nerve pain, fatigue, sleep difficulties or other problems, the study says,” USA Today reported.


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