“The medicalization of sadness and distress has reached bizarre levels.”

In a study published in Psychiatric Research, New Zealanders on antidepressants report the following:

– 82% say that the drugs have helped alleviate their depression

– 62% report sexual difficulties

– 60% report feeling emotionally numb

– 39% care less about others

If depression is the price I pay for wanting sex and caring about others, then I’m happy to pay it.

HT Science 2.0.

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