Older Americans receive prescriptions for mental health medications at more than twice the rate that younger adults do, a new study finds.

But they’re much less likely to be getting their mental health care from a psychiatrist, the results also show.

That raises questions about whether they could be at risk of problems caused by a collision of multiple medications — and about whether primary care doctors may need more support to care for older people with depression, anxiety and other conditions.


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