my daughter was being prescribed *3 DOZEN* meds daily - some multiple times by some of the so-called best experts in the field. of course ths was costing a FORTUNE! about 1/2 were to counteract the bad side-effects of the others. when her insurance ran out, she quit all of them cold turkey except for a couple that she uses as needed. in many ways her condition has not been helped at all by the meds. she is actually doing better in some respects now. YES - drugs are over-prescribed as an easy solution - whether there is evidence that they help or not. big profits for the mfgrs.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself... And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho