Coming of Age on Zoloft

Coming of Age on Zoloft

How Antidepressants Cheered Us Up, Let Us Down, and Changed Who We Are

Book - 2012
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Twenty-five years after Prozac entered the marketplace, 10 percent of Americans over the age of six use an SSRI antidepressant. Sharpe explores questions of identity that arise for people who start medication before they have an adult sense of self. She asks why some individuals find a diagnosis of depression reassuring, while others are threatened by it. She presents, in young people's own words, their intimate and complicated relationships with their medication. And she weighs the cultural implications of America's biomedical approach to moods.
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, ©2012
ISBN: 9780062059734
Branch Call Number: 616.8527 SHARPE
Characteristics: xxi, 314 pages ; 21 cm


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MadReads Jan 30, 2013

Sharpe couples her own experience with antidepressants with an interesting look at SSRIs, the history of depression/anxiety and the emotions that come with coming of age. Lots of food for thought. Recommended if you or a loved one takes an SSRI.


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