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Monday, March 19, 2012

Women’s Use of Psych Medications Rises; Other Health Regimens Lag Men – Studies

America - One Nation Under Big Pharm
More than a quarter of U.S. women in a study by Medco took a medication to treat depression, anxiety or attention deficit disorder in 2010, an increase from a decade earlier and a higher rate than men. The big pharmacy-benefits manager analyzed a sample of more than two million patients’ pharmacy records and found 26% of women took drugs to treat mental-health issues in 2010, up from 22% in 2001. Just 15% of men took these medications in 2010, up from 12%.
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Wall Street Journal

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