Florida's quote of the day
"Gainesville enjoys a fairly wide antipsychotic med option list."
Gainesville has the highest antipsychotic drug use in the country, but that doesn't reflect higher rates of psychosis in the community, according to a Yale University study.
The study, which looked at drug usage rates of stimulants, antidepressants and antipsychotics across the country, reported that 4.6 percent of people in Gainesville use antipsychotics, which is significantly higher than the national average of 0.8 percent.
"I can't say why in particular Gainesville had such a high rate of utilization," said Connor Essick, co-author of the study, which was published in the journal Health and Place last September. Essick added that "non-medical factors such as marketing dollars and physician density are sort of fueling the utilization."
Read more at the Gainesville Sun.