News out today shows that psychiatric prescriptions have risen 73 percent in adults and 50 percent for children in the 1996 to 2006 time period. Seniors’ prescriptions for medications such as antidepressants and atypical antipsychotics during the same time period doubled (something that USA …

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More Drugs Prescribed, But Seniors’ Prescriptions Double

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  1. Nice post. The end comment is right on the mark for me. How about investigating this inquiry: How many geriatric psychiatrists recommend psychotherapy for their patients? I’ll offer my opinion, for what it is worth: less than 10%!

    I do not work with child/adolescent/geriatric patients over 70 as these populations are as much if not moreso med seeking first, probably because of poor support and advice by important collaterals, like, parents, teachers, and adult children for geriatric persons.

    It is a quick fix oriented society out there, folks, and yet the problems did not develop overnight. Hence, it takes work and effort to correct mental health disruptions.

    Psychotropics aren’t antibiotics people!

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