Monday, February 29, 2016

Junior Theme

For my junior theme, I am exploring why prescriptions for anti-depressants have sky-rocketed in the last 20 years. I had previous knowledge about anti-depressants and SSRI's (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). After researching this topic for a while, I am realizing how many factors will need to be discussed into my paper. Are the prescriptions increasing because there are more cases of depression and anxiety disorders? Or are they increasing because people are becoming more aware of these mental health crises? Could it be because doctors are using medication to treat these things rather than therapy? Is it possible that doctors are overmedicating teenagers?

A nice thing about this topic is that there really is not a shortage of sources because there are so many people that have varying opinions on this topic.

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