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Q: Perscription Medication ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Perscription Medication
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: 123456h-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 20 Apr 2005 20:04 PDT
Expires: 20 May 2005 20:04 PDT
Question ID: 512093
How many people in the United States take perscription anti-depressants?
And source of info

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 21 Apr 2005 07:00 PDT
According to this article:

there are "...nearly 19 million Americans under a diagnosis of
depression...and ...researchers found that the percentage of people
with a diagnosis of depression who were treated with antidepressants
in an outpatient setting increased from 37.3 percent in 1987 to 74.5
percent in 1997..."

If 74.5% of 19 million people with depression are taking anti-depressants, then:

19 million x 74.5% = 

an estimated 14.16 million are taking anti-depressants.

Does that sort of calculation meet your needs?

Clarification of Question by 123456h-ga on 21 Apr 2005 07:32 PDT
The answer from pafalafa-ga is satisfactory. Thanks
Subject: Re: Perscription Medication
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 21 Apr 2005 11:53 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for getting back to me...I'm glad the information I provided
was on target for what you needed.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.


search strategy -- Google search on [ "million people" anti-depressants ]
123456h-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
I'm may be starting a new business and this was my first question ever
for a google researcher. I have several more, all in the area of
alcohol and drug abuse. Thanks for your help.

Subject: Re: Perscription Medication
From: politicalguru-ga on 20 Apr 2005 22:14 PDT
Thank you for your question. I think you should clarify what you're
looking for, and consider raising the price.
I believe that to answer it well, your question will require more time
and effort than the average amount of time and effort associated with
this price. Here is a link to guidelines about pricing your question,
in the pricing guide:
Subject: Re: Perscription Medication
From: markj-ga on 21 Apr 2005 08:20 PDT
As you  may know, a lot of people are taking antidepressants (SSRIs
like Prozac, Paxil and others) for conditions other than clinical
depression, such as panic disorder or other anxiety disorders.  If you
want these people to be included in your total, it will be
considerably larger.

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