ANXIOUS APPLE IS NOW PILL CITYYou heard it here first - the City is primed and ready for The Antidepressant Festival...
By ANDY GELLER
Nervous New Yorkers are popping more pills.
Prescriptions for anti-anxiety drugs, anti-depressants and sleep aids are surging as residents struggle with the economic crisis, Crain's New York Business reports.
"If we looked to diagnose the city, I'd say it has an anxiety disorder," psychotherapist Dr. Mel Schwartz told the weekly.
In September and October, sleep-aid prescriptions reportedly rose by more than 7 percent, to 366,870, compared with those months in 2007.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
From today's New York Post...