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U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years

August 15, 2017
 

The number of Americans who say they've taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, a new government survey finds. By 2014, about one in every eight Americans over the age of 12 reported recent antidepressant use, according to a report released Tuesday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NYMC Faculty: Ami S. Baxi, M.D., instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Source: Health Day