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51 percent of opioid prescriptions go to people with depression and other mood disorders

More than half of all opioid prescriptions are written for people with anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, according to a new study.

More than half of all opioid prescriptions in the United States are written for people with anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, according to a new study that questions how pain is treated in this vulnerable population.

People with mood disorders are at increased risk of abusing opioids, and yet they received many more prescriptions than the general population, according to an analysis of data from 2011 and 2013.

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