Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/health/one-in-6-american-adults-say-they-h ave-taken-psychiatric-drugs-report-says.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

By Benedict Carey
December 12, 2016

About one in six American adults reported taking at least one psychiatric drug, usually an antidepressant or an anti-anxiety medication, and most had been doing so for a year or more, according to a new analysis. The report is based on 2013 government survey data on some 37,421 adults and provides the finest-grained snapshot of prescription drug use for psychological and sleep problems to date.