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More than 1 in 10 Americans age 12 and older use antidepressants, according to a new federal study.
Data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that 11 percent of Americans ages 12 and older used Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil or other antidepressants.
The most common consumers were women 40 to 59, in which 22.8 percent said they took the antidepressants. Nearly 19 percent of women 60 and older used the medicine.
About one of 25 children ages 12 to 17 use antidepressants, or more than one student in every classroom, according to the CDC.
An FDA warning cautions of increased risk of suicidal thoughts for children and young adults.