What are your thoughts about the use of antidepressants. Are they a necessary medication like Insulin is to a diabetic, or should people just buck-up and deal with their "emotional" problems? Some statistics about antidepressant drug use: - Antidepressants are the most prescribed drug in America. - The use of antidepressants doubled since the last decade. - 1 in 10 women take antidepressants. - Women twice as likely to take antidepressants than men. - 27 million Americans use antidepressants - Most users are White. - The unemployed are most likely to use antidepressants than the employed. - Utah has the largest number of antidepressant users, NYC is next.