Are Antidepressants Over-Prescribed? Depression Community Discussion
I apologize for being late with the question of the week. It has been a "fun-filled" week for me with me and my son visiting our neurologists. I was prescribed Prednisone for a Multiple Sclerosis flare and my son was prescribed Lamictal for seizures. When my pharmacist sees me he seems gleeful with all these prescriptions. I am beginning to feel like a walking pharmacy.
Speaking of medications...
My question for you is: Do you feel that antidepressants and psychotropic drugs in general are over-prescribed these days?
Or do you feel that more people are being accurately diagnosed with mental health issues and are being treated with medication appropriately?
Thoughts? We want to hear them.
For more information about medications from our mental health sites please refer to these Health Central resources:
- Anti-Anxiety Drug Information
- Bipolar Drug Information
- Depression Site Member Medication Review
- Schizophrenia Drug Information