Antidepressant Use Rising, Especially in Women

Close to 13% of people 12 and older say they have taken an antidepressant in the last month, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics. The most recent number shows an increase of nearly 65% since 1999 - 2002, when 7.7% of Americans reported taking an antidepressant. In addition, females were far more likely than males to report antidepressant medication use.  See also: UPI. 

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db283.pdf