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|Named Person:||Katherine Sharpe|
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|Awards:||Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2012.|
|Description:||xxi, 314 p. ; 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 --
The next generation --
Coming of age.
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.
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