We're a Xanax Nation
It's the most-prescribed psychiatric medication
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2010 5:47 PM CDT
Updated May 2, 2010 9:50 AM CDT
We're a Xanax nation.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – Xanax is king in America—the anti-anxiety drug was prescribed more than any psychiatric medication in 2009, according to PsychCentral. We're a "zonked out" nation, observes Hamilton Nolan at Gawker, noting that the "first speed prescription" (amphetamine salts) doesn't show up until No. 11. Here's the top 10:

  1. Xanax
  2. Lexapro
  3. Ativan
  4. Zoloft
  5. Prozac

  1. Desyrel
  2. Cymbalta
  3. Seroquel
  4. Effexor XR
  5. Valium