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1 in 5 of US adults on behavioral meds
« on: November 17, 2011, 07:34:41 AM »
Wow!!  and this is only for Medco. 
 
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NEW YORK — More than 20 percent of American adults took at least one drug for conditions like anxiety and depression in 2010, according to an analysis of prescription data, including more than one in four women.
 
 
The report, released Wednesday by pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc., found that use of drugs for psychiatric and behavioral disorders rose 22 percent from 2001. The medications are most often prescribed to women aged 45 and older, but their use among men and in younger adults climbed sharply. In adults 20 to 44, use of antipsychotic drugs and treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder more than tripled, and use of anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax, Valium and Ativan rose 30 percent from a decade ago.
 
 
The statistics were taken from Medco's database of prescriptions and is based on 2.5 million patients with 24 months of continuous prescription drug insurance and eligibility.
 
 
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Re: 1 in 5 of US adults on behavioral meds
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 02:32:08 AM »
It's quite alarming because most of these drugs are habitual and with side effects.

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Re: 1 in 5 of US adults on behavioral meds
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 09:13:00 PM »
Anxiety is always one of the greatest problems not only for the younger but also for the older. It can be very dangerous to take anti-anxiety drugs without  prescription, and these types of drugs often cause lots of side effects. We can take Magnesium to beat our anxiety.Doctors found that it works like Magnesium Miracle.

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Re: 1 in 5 of US adults on behavioral meds
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 09:44:30 PM »
Anxiety is always one of the greatest problems not only for the younger but also for the older. It can be very dangerous to take anti-anxiety drugs without  prescription, and these types of drugs often cause lots of side effects. We can take Magnesium to beat our anxiety.Doctors found that it works like Magnesium Miracle.

All Rx's have side effects.
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Re: 1 in 5 of US adults on behavioral meds
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 06:57:24 AM »
But thank God we now have these drugs, if you have ever had a family member with psychotic attacks you know what I'm talking about, it is one the worst things that can happen to a person. And if we had lived only 30 years back the only solution would be to let the person become another insane hobo or institutionalized for life in a government state run facility that is more reminiscent of a concentration camp staffed by all kinds of government employed predators, creep and scum.

That being said, I have been on anxiety meds one time, and damn the shit works, it works too well, I can see how one can get addicted to the stuff as it makes you more or less a content apathetic.

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Re: 1 in 5 of US adults on behavioral meds
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 07:56:28 AM »
But thank God we now have these drugs, if you have ever had a family member with psychotic attacks you know what I'm talking about, it is one the worst things that can happen to a person. And if we had lived only 30 years back the only solution would be to let the person become another insane hobo or institutionalized for life in a government state run facility that is more reminiscent of a concentration camp staffed by all kinds of government employed predators, creep and scum.

That being said, I have been on anxiety meds one time, and damn the shit works, it works too well, I can see how one can get addicted to the stuff as it makes you more or less a content apathetic.
So it actually turns you into a liberal? :biggrin:
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Re: 1 in 5 of US adults on behavioral meds
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 04:20:40 PM »
So it actually turns you into a liberal? :biggrin:

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Re: 1 in 5 of US adults on behavioral meds
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2014, 10:15:52 AM »
So it actually turns you into a liberal? :biggrin:

I don't recommend it!  :tounge:

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Re: 1 in 5 of US adults on behavioral meds
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 10:20:18 AM »
I don't recommend it!  :tounge:
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Just say no to drugs....ALL Drugs! Unless you really want brain damage in hopes of becoming a liberal, that is.
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Re: 1 in 5 of US adults on behavioral meds
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2014, 05:33:40 AM »
All Rx's have side effects.

All drugs Rx and non Rx have side effects.

We are a nation that loves drugs.  Legal drugs, illegal drugs, drugs that affect mood, anxiety, sexual appetite, everything. No matter what your complaint the pharma's have a drug for you.

Ask any doctor, if a patient leaves without an Rx in hand he believes the doctor is an idiot and has no idea what he's doing. The patient believes they just wasted their time and money.

What is even worse is how we are not just medicating kids but we are over medicating them.

In the 70s if a housewife wanted to lose 10# the doc would just automatically write an Rx for Class II amphetamines. Those are soooo addictive and so dangerous!  Finally, slowly, they caught on that the lawsuits aren't worth it.

Then in the 80s Valium made a big hit.  Such a massive and huge hit the pharma companies came out with bigger, badder versions of Valium (drug family- Benzodiazapines) such as Ativan.  That was a bigger hit!  So the pharma companies came out with the grand daddy of them all, Xanax.

Xanax is now one of the two most addictive drugs in a pharmacy today.

In the 60s if you had a headache you waited it out.  In the 70s you took a Tylenol.  80s that headache required Tylenol #3.  90s T3s didn't do it anymore and people needed Vicodin.  Today that same headache requires Percocet and OxyContin (the other most addictive drug on the market).

The problem is that today people are so immune to narcotics that when they actually *do* have pain that needs a narcotic, the narcotics just aren't doing the trick anymore.  People think nobody dies in pain.  That is soooo not true!  People die in pain every single day.

Sorry, pet peeve of mine.  Doctors write too many Rx's.  We don't need a pill for every single uncomfortable thing in life albeit emotional or a simple headache.  Life happens, sometimes it's uncomfortable.  It doesn't always need a pill.

 

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