Vasil Kolev's Reviews > Coming of Age on Zoloft: How Antidepressants Cheered Us Up, Let Us Down, and Changed Who We Are

Coming of Age on Zoloft by Katherine Sharpe
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Jun 21, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: pysch, must-read
Read from June 18 to 21, 2012

The author has taken her own experience, a lot of interviews with people who have (or still are using) anti-depressants or other psycho-pharmaceuticals, and combined that with a lot of research on the topic. The book is great on a lot of levels - it explores the technical side (a bit) of the drugs, their rise in the media and the role of Big Pharma in pushing them to the people (redefining or muddling the baseline of "normality"), and also does a great job of showing the lives of the people and their stories. The last part makes the book really helpful to depressed or prone-to-depression people.
(which is actually most people I know)

Definitely worth reading and thinking over.

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