It’s not surprising that antidepressants are among the biggest-selling prescription drugs.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders. About 17 million American adults have a major depressive episode each year. And doctors often prescribe antidepressants for other conditions like menopause, hot flashes, nerve pain, and insomnia.[i] [ii]
About 13% of Americans over 12 take these drugs. That’s a 65% increase since 1999.