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Coming of age on Zoloft : how antidepressants cheered us up, let us down, and changed who we are

Author: Katherine Sharpe
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, ©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  Read more...
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Named Person: Katherine Sharpe; Katherine Sharpe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Sharpe
ISBN: 9780062059734 0062059734
OCLC Number: 782988221
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2012.
Description: xxi, 314 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The diagnosis --
A short history of medication --
Starting out --
Decade of the brain --
I've never been to me --
Two red chairs --
Flight of the dodo bird : evaluating therapy --
Quitting --
Converts --
The next generation --
Coming of age.
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Like many of her generation, the author grew up on antidepressants. In this book, she tells the story of the societal and scientific perfect storm that led to the Selective Serotonin Reuptake  Read more...

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