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The use of prescription drugs to treat mental illnesses has spiked among Americans.
The time frame they focused on was from 1996 through 2006 as they monitored usage and trends among Americans.
Breaking it down, in 2006 there were 73% more American adults, and 50% more kids taking these drugs to treat mental illnesses.
This was compared directly to the use of the drugs by adults and kids in the year 1996.
Not only has drug usage gone up, but so have cases of mental illness.
From 1996 to 2006, children diagnosed with a mental illness doubled.