Saturday, September 28, 2013

Higher Unemployment Leads To More Psychiatric Medication: or, the D'oh! Study

via madinamerica;
Higher Unemployment Leads To More Psychiatric Medication

September 23, 2013
Researchers at the University of Georgia found that during times of higher unemployment, the use of antidepressant and antianxiety drugs rises. Using 21 years of data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey of Physicians, the researchers found “effects too large to be explained by just those losing their jobs, which suggests recessions have a significant impact much broader than those directly affected by the job loss.” Said one author: “people were not necessarily depressed because they didn’t have a job, but maybe because they were afraid of getting laid off.” The researchers also noted that in areas with higher medical coverage, more people receiving medical assistance may result in more prescriptions for depression.
Bradford, D., Lastrapes, W.; A Prescription for Unemployment? Recessions and the Demand for Mental Health Drugs. Health Economics. Online August 19, 2013. DOI: 10.1002/hec.2983
Thank You Mr Cole and MIA.

It's a testament to the abject failure of our centrally planned Feral Dept of Education that we needed a Study from a Prestigious University to discover these pieces of the 'Secret Wisdom'.
A Wrecked Economy is good for business, OR:
'Mental Illness': It's not a chemical imbalance in a person's brain.
It's not a Genetic Defect.
But it is contagious.
You get it from electing incompetents, liars, and thieves to government.

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