“B.C. Care Homes Provide Antidepressants Without Diagnoses”

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New data reveals that the majority of care homes in British Columbia, Canada are giving out prescriptions for antidepressants and antipsychotics without a diagnosis. According to a report by the Times Colonist, “there are a whopping 54 homes in which 40 percent of the residents are taking antipsychotics without a diagnosis.”

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  1. In a way this practice is honest; since there are no real diagnoses in psychiatry. Thus giving a pill without a diagnosis is less dishonest than saying You Have Major Depression and that’s why we’re giving you this pill. It still doesn’t address the person’s real problems, of course.

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