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