The Anti Depressant Generation

Read this piece in the NYtimes on the prevalence of prescribed anti depressants and be ready to discuss!

Consider the following questions/statements:

  • What are the difficulties of treating depression amongst the “emerging adult” age group, 18-28?
  • Why are anti depressants so readily prescribed?
  • What neurotransmitter do many current antidepressants focus on and how do they work?
  • What institutional “pushes” exist towards a chemical treatment as opposed a therapeutic one?

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/the-antidepressant-generation/?src=rechp

 

 

Read this follow up article discussing the limitations of anti depressant medication as a treatment:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/a-new-focus-on-depression/

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