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Anti-Depressant Use on The Rise

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says women are most likely to use the drugs

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    Anti-Depressant Use on the Rise

    The CDC is out with a new report that says the use of anti-depressant drugs, usually by prescription, is on the rise. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011)

    A new report by the Centers for Disease Control says the use of prescription anti-depressant drugs in America is on the rise.

    The CDC report covered anti-depressant use by Americans age 12 and up between 2005 and 2008.

    Among the report's findings:

    Women between the ages of 40 and 59 are most likely to use anti-depressants.

    Unlike older age groups, there is little difference between male and female anti-depressant use for teenagers.

    Most people who take anti-depressants have not seen a doctor for at least one year.

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