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Sad people are (inadvertently) creating superbugs

Commonly prescribed antidepressants are making bacteria more resistant to antibiotics.

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It goes hand in hand — as more people struggle with mental health, so do prescriptions for antidepressant medications.

Prescriptions have skyrocketed in the last decade. Zoloft, Celexa, Effexor, and Welbutrin are flying off pharmacy shelves as the WHO declares



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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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