Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Top 25 List of Psychotropic Drugs

Are the medications you take among the top 25? Check out this Psych Central article and find out. Here are the top 5:

1. Xanax
2. Lexapro
3. Ativan
4. Zoloft
5. Prozac

Food for thought: "The biggest declines we see are drugs that have gone off-patent, including Wellbutrin (a decline of 73 percent in prescriptions) and Paxil (which didn’t even make it on this year’s list). Strattera — prescribed for ADHD — lost 42 percent of the prescriptions it had in 2005. And despite Zoloft’s strong showing in 4th place — down from 2nd place four years ago — it also lost 28 percent of its previous prescriptions."

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