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Beat Depression, ADHD and Anxiety Naturally – Rodale News November 2011

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 | 0 comments

Beat Depression, ADHD and Anxiety Naturally – Rodale News November 2011

One-in-five insured adults are now taking mental health drugs, mostly antidepressants, despite the fact that many people popping the pills aren't even clinically depressed. In 2010, 15 percent of men and 26 percent of women took prescription drugs for psychological or behavioral problems, according to new data released in Medco Health Solutions' "America's State of Mind" report. The number of people reaching for psych drugs is on the rise over the last decade, too. Researchers saw a 5-percent increase in women taking the mental and behavioral health meds (they're also twice as likely to take antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds compared to men), and a 3-percent jump in use for men compared to 2001 statistics. Your address and lifestyle might have something to do with it, too. Analysts found the highest prevalence of medication use took place in the east south central region of the country, an area known as the Diabetes Belt for higher-than-average risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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