• Journal Article

For What Diagnoses Are Psychiatric Medications Being Prescribed

Citation

Mark, T. (2010). For What Diagnoses Are Psychiatric Medications Being Prescribed. CNS Drugs, 24(4), 319-326. DOI: 10.2165/11533120-000000000-00000

Abstract

Psychoactive medications, such as antidepressants, are one of the most widely prescribed categories of drugs in the US; yet few studies have comprehensively examined the conditions for which psychoactive medications are prescribed. To our knowledge, no prior study has examined the extent to which psychoactive medications are prescribed for non-psychiatric somatic illnesses or the main types of psychiatric disorders for which psychoactive medications are being used.