Mass psychosis in the US

Isn't it interesting that one of the most common side effects of these drugs is weight gain, and we've suddenly discovered we're having an "obesity epidemic"? It would make for an interesting study to plot the regional use of these drugs alongside BMI data.

On the other hand, given the current crop of presidential hopefuls, the rise of the Religious Right and the Tea Party, and the recent behavior of both Congress and the Administration while facing bankruptcy, perhaps there's really something to the whole "nation of psychotics" thing after all...

Has America become a nation of psychotics? You would certainly think so, based on the explosion in the use of antipsychotic medications. In 2008, with over $14 billion in sales, antipsychotics became the single top-selling therapeutic class of prescription drugs in the United States, surpassing drugs used to treat high cholesterol and acid reflux.

(link) [Aljazeera]

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