- Posted: September 28, 2020Categories: Mental HealthRead more »
According to the American Psychological Association, in 1999 only 7.7% of the population used to take antidepressants, but the percentage got increased to 64% by the end of the year 2014. When we talk about gender, the percentage of women taking antidepressants is double the percentage of men consuming antidepressants. Antidepressants are used by almost every age groups, such as 16.6% of the people of age between 40 to 60, 7.8% of people with the age of 20 to 39, and even 3.4% of adolescents also use antidepressants. But what are these antidepressants? Why are they used? Antidepressants are a type of drugs that helps in the treatment of major depression disorders, anxiety disorders, chronic pain conditions, and also some other additional complications. There are various types of antidepressants available in the market but finding the right one for you might take time.