Huffington Post has run a collection of advertisements for antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications, from the late 1960s to this year, that I put together.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, I find: the ads still pathologize women, and they still invite us to interpret everyday life stress as a sign of mental illness.
(Image: Advertisement for Serax, JAMA 200:8 (1967), p. 206-7)
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a great publication that I’ve dipped into at times over the years, and I couldn’t be happier that they’re running an excerpt from Zoloft.
My article, “Prozac Campus: The Next Generation,” which is largely condensed from the second-to-last chapter of the book, is up at the Chronicle Review, with lively commenting so far. Check it out…
(Image: Christophe Vorlet for The Chronicle Review)