A jaw-dropping 69% of people taking antidepressants don't fit the criteria for clinical depression or major depressive disorder (MDD), according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health studied data from 1,000+ participants over a 24-year period. The results suggest that many of the people popping pills are suffering normal hardships.
The Quote: “We all experience periods of stress, periods of sadness, and periods of self-doubt. These don’t make us mentally ill, they define us as human,” said Howard Forman, medical director of the Addiction Consultation Service at Montefiore Medical Center.