Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Use of Antidepressant Medications Common Among People With No Psychiatric Illness: Presented at CPA

September 8, 2008 -- Use of antidepressant medications is common among individuals who do not have any identifiable Axis I psychiatric disorders, according to results of a study presented here at the 58 Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA).

"Anecdotal evidence suggests that many individuals in the general population may be taking antidepressants without possessing any indication for such treatment, according to accepted medical guidelines," said first author Jina Pagura, BSc(Hons), Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


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