Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Hmm …

… Psychiatrists Wrote 86% More Prescriptions For Psychotropic Drugs During Lockdown Months – Summit News. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Here is the WSJ article referred to: More People Are Taking Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia, and Doctors Are Worried.

I subscribe to the WSJ so I can access it. Here is an excerpt:

Health concerns, social isolation and the stress of job losses are taking a toll on people’s well-being. More than one-third of Americans say the pandemic is having a “serious impact” on their mental health, according to a survey released March 25 by the American Psychiatric Association. Among parents with children under 18, 46% rated their average stress level related to the pandemic as 8, 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale, according to a survey the American Psychological Association released May 21. The nation’s top mental-health official recently warned that the suffering could deepen if there were a second coronavirus lockdown.

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