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Antidepressants aren't just for depression anymore, study finds

Antidepressants aren't just for depression anymore, study finds

Antidepressants didn’t get to be the third-most commonly prescribed medication in the United States for nothing. In fact, says a new study, the medications taken by more than 10% of American adults may be so ubiquitous because they are used to do so much.

Depression medication, a new study suggests, has become a “do something” drug for primary care physicians to offer when a patient’s complaints may only be vaguely related to depression.

In a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. on Tuesday, researchers reported that close to three in...

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