Antidepressant drug use up 400 percent

[KARE11, Oct. 20, 2011] Use of antidepressant drugs has soared nearly 400% since 1988, making the medication the most frequently used by people ages 18-44, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.

Dr. Greg Plotnikoff, at Allina’s Penny George Institute for Health & Healing, says antidepressants are useful, but shouldn’t always be the first choice. He discussed the matter with KARE11’s Mike Pomeranz.

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