Posted by jono_in_adelaide on October 22, 2011, at 21:09:15
In reply to Re: Dramatic Increase In Antidepressant Use Up 400% » Christ_empowered, posted by Phillipa on October 22, 2011, at 20:45:44
I seriously think that atm, doctors are hnading out antidepressants for conditions that arnt depression, they are just unhappiness, which is a very different thing.
I had a co-worker whos wife left him with three kids..... within a week, he started to itch uncontrolably all over, and went to a doctor.
Instead of explaining that it was stress, or giving him a weeks worth of Valium, or some antihistamine pills and some reasurance, the doctor gave him a script for 6 months worth of Zoloft.
I think the chances of this controling his stress related itching were about as great as the second comming of christ happening in my lounge room this afternoon, the doctor was using Zoloft as a placebo