The New York Times has a new article regarding the proliferation of anti psychotic drugs being prescribed by doctors to the tune of over 54 MILLION in 2011. These drugs, Abilify and Seroquel, treat bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and severe depression. This, despite the fact that the rates of these disorders have been stable in the population for years!
Seriously? We need to spend $18.2 BILLION on disorders that could not possibly be that mainstream?
On a sad note - my neighbor committed suicide yesterday. The police carried garbage-sized bags of medications out of his home.
Another neighbor that came to tell me about it said the school had recommended his son go on meds for ADHD. A perfectly normal little boy who had a father in Afghanistan for a year.
What is going on here?