Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Elderly Taking Psychiatric Meds Doubles to 15% in 10 Years

USA Today reports that "About 15% of elderly Americans had prescriptions for psychiatric drugs in 2006, double the percentage a decade earlier, according to an analysis of federal databases out today. A rising number of people of all ages received treatment for mental disorders over the 10 years, but there's evidence that the most seriously ill may be receiving less care from specialists." Read more.

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