Panic Attacks

Mental health conditions like major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders are extremely common in the United States, affecting millions of people of all ages. Since the 1980s, a new class of antidepressant medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) became available for the treatment of a number of different mental health conditions.

More people suffer from depression than from any other mental health condition worldwide, and the United States is no different. Among people over the age of 18, about 16.1 million American adults, or roughly 7%, are affected by depression in a given year. With numbers like that, there’s a good chance that you or a loved one has experienced depression at some point.

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