This, of course leads to the questions, what role do these pharmaceuticals play in the rise of mass shootings? Over the last 25 years, the market for psychotropic drugs has exploded, especially in the category of antidepressants.
Print Advertisement Antidepressant use among Americans is skyrocketing. Adults in the U. As the third most frequently taken medication in the U. But this spike does not necessarily signify a depression epidemic. Through the early s pharmaceutical companies were aggressively testing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIsthe dominant class of depression drug, for a variety of disorders—the timeline below shows the rapid expansion of FDA-approved uses.
As the drugs' patents expired, companies stopped funding studies for official approval. Yet doctors have continued to prescribe them for more ailments. One motivating factor is that SSRIs are a fairly safe option for altering brain chemistry. Because we know so little about mental illness, many clinicians reason, we might as well try the pills already on the shelf.
Common Off-Label Uses Doctors commonly use antidepressants to treat many maladies they are not approved for. In fact, studies show that between 25 and 60 percent of prescribed antidepressants are actually used to treat nonpsychological conditions.
The most common and well-supported off-label uses of SSRIs include:The big news in psychiatry this month is Cipriani et al’s Comparative efficacy and acceptability of 21 antidepressant drugs for the acute treatment of adults with major depressive disorder: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.
It purports to be the last word in the “do antidepressants. Behaviorism and Mental Health: Philip Hickey is a retired psychologist. He has worked in prisons (UK and US), addiction units, community mental health centers, nursing homes, and in private practice.
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