NYT: 'Older White Women Account For 58% Of Those On Antidepressants Long Term'

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Apr. 12, 2018

What did they mean by this?

From the NY Times:
The Times analyzed data gathered since 1999 as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Over all, more than 34.4 million adults took antidepressants in 2013-4, up from 13.4 million in the 1999-2000 survey.

Adults over 45, women and whites are more likely to take antidepressants than younger adults, men and minorities. But usage is increasing in older adults across the demographic spectrum.

White women over 45 account for about one-fifth of the adult population but account for 41 percent of antidepressant users, up from about 30 percent in 2000, the analysis found. Older white women account for 58 percent of those on antidepressants long term.
I wonder why this isn't considered a public health crisis?





The Washington Post reported in December 2016 that white women are also now drinking themselves to death at record rates.









"Thirty-one percent of the women with a college degree reported drinking multiple days a week, compared with 21 percent of women with some college and 14 percent of women with a high-school education or less," the Washington Post reported.





Despite women having more rights and special privileges than ever, their happiness has also been falling.





Really makes you think.

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