I've recently been on break from school and had discussions with several friends and many agree that it's become almost insane how rampant antidepressants are in there schools (especially among females).
One girl from my school literally went insane due to a combination of xanex and prozac abuse. Every time she told the doctor they didn't work he simply upped her dose. Eventually she was on a dose double of what the normal dose of someone twice her weight. She eventually cracked told my friend that god told her he needs to drink milk, she started talking to herself, she left telling him she was going to bed and she got arrested for reckless driving. Spent time in mental hospital where they said she seemed to have developed schizophrenia.
It's so incredibly easy to get antidepressants. And it seems now they are the first effort of any psychologist as opposed to the last. I hear kids all the time talking about how they are getting this prescription upped or changing prescription. When a good amount of time they wouldn't even qualify for depression when I basically gave them the tests for depression talking to them. (I did a lot of research on the topic when I was depressed). My friend is leaving Carnegie Mellon because it's so bad in his major. In atleast 4 instances all it took to get prescribed antidepressants was asking for them. no tests where administered. No therapy required. Just a simple I would like to be prescribed anti depressants and boom a signature.
I'm just interested to see if anyone has seen it as a rising issue for older generations as well.
Can one of the mods move this to health accidentally posted it in wrong forum