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Psychiatrists Wrote 86% More Prescriptions For Psychotropic Drugs During Lockdown Months

Mental health toll of social isolation set to be substantial.

By Paul Joseph Watson | 26 May 2020

SUMMIT NEWS — Psychiatrists wrote 86% more prescriptions for psychotropic drugs, including antidepressants, during the lockdown months of March and April compared to January and February, it has been revealed.

“Prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications and sleep aids have risen during the pandemic, prompting doctors to warn about the possibility of long-term addiction abuse of the drugs,” reports the Wall Street Journal.

According to Ginger, an organization that provides mental health services to companies, compared to January and February of this year, prescriptions for psychotropics, most of which were antidepressants, were up 86% for the months of March and April. […]

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