Prescriptions for anti-anxiety meds, antidepressants spike amid COVID-19

Prescriptions for anti-anxiety meds, antidepressants spike amid COVID-19

A report by pharmacy benefit management organization Express Scripts estimates that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a rise in the demand for prescription tranquilizers and sleep aids in the US. As per the analysis, there was a 21% rise in number of prescriptions for antidepressant, anti-anxiety and anti-insomnia meds between Feb. 16 and Mar. 15. The US has recorded 738K COVID-19 cases.

Fareem
Fareem
Scorpio
Scorpio 1 months

Stay inside. Avoid sunlight. Eat processed junk. Numb yourself with pills. That'll keep a society healthy.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 1 months

Couldn't be the 24x7 gloom and doom of the media...no way!

Rhokanth
Rhokanth 1 months

I'm feeling it. Working from home everyday has my sleep schedule completely ruined.

Matt H.
Matt H. 1 months

But the war on (some) drugs continues to rage on?

SickOfTribalisem
SickOfTribalisem 1 months

Only 34%.. i mean it very much was expected dbut... only 34%... ok less then i imagined... that's a good thing... (i'm btw not on anti depresents but have and had for years clinical depression... last few years are better but stil depresd... never needed pills to deal with my life... listen people try getting some vitamin d(near th window..) try living a healthier life with a good diet... thos are all factors in play.. you don't need to stuff you self with pills... you can but try not to...

neo the one
neo the one 1 months

Yeah, a couple zanny bars would definitely make this quarantine easier....But temporarily at best...the rebound anxiety with that shit is no joke

Change Matters
Change Matters 1 months

Many of the females that grew up in the 80's and 90's are barley functional as adults and I am even more concerned for 2000's kids. This is not to say that males that grew up in these times are not without their issues, it's just the women are closed to reality and judgemental (including of themselves) in a way that is counterproductive in modernity.

1968 Mustang
1968 Mustang 1 months

Big Pharma loves this pandemic. No, not because of the vaccines, but because of this. The lockdown, lack of interactions, losing jobs leads to anxiety and depression.

Katharine
Katharine 1 months

Did the price raise?

Aaron
Aaron 1 months

Sissy! Are these the same people who stole my steak dinner by hoarding during a non-food shortage? Yep.

Austin
Austin 1 months

Causation does not equal correlation

Tiktator
Tiktator 1 months

Maybe get off the drugs for every little issue and people would feel better. Learn to cope

Werli
Werli 1 months

*in states where weed is illegal lmao

Pedro Rodriguez
Pedro Rodriguez 1 months

I saw a Peanuts parody relating to this topic. Paraphrased, Charlie Brown goes 'If we can save one person from the Corona virus by with prolonging social isolation...' to which Snoopy responds 'If we can keep one person from committing suicide by reopening the economy...'

Tommy Rotten
Tommy Rotten 1 months

I doubt it's about the disease and more than likely about the economic stress exertions is facing.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 months

All those drugs are made in China and every pprescription has a doctor "visit" and fees attached.

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