Why high antidepressant use in Utah?
PROVO – The LDS Church shouldn’t be blamed for Utah’s reputation as the runaway leader in antidepressant use, says a Brigham Young University professor.
And membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints clearly has a positive influence on mental health, according to Daniel K. Judd’s review of 540 studies on religion and mental health. …
… “Perhaps one of the reasons the residents of Utah lead the nation in the use of antidepressants is that since they are generally more educated and aware of the symptoms and treatments of depression, they are more likely than the residents of other states to seek medical treatment.” …[Read more]