As a psychology major nearing completion of my neuroscience undergrad degree, I can tell you that there are way too many drugs prescribed without proper oversight in our country. Doctors are all too willing to give out antidepressants, stimulants, and anti-psychotic drugs. Doctors do not want to invest the proper time in diagnosing patients and figuring out real causes to issues. In other cases, parents all too often think their kids need drugs and demand doctors to give it to them as well. Why do we give kids who are 9 or even younger adderall which is simply pill-based amphetamines?
Sure, there are plenty that are helped by the drugs, but I would be interested to see how many are actually harmed by the drugs and I would even be willing to say it is an alarmingly high ratio.
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