Katherine Sharpe

Katherine Sharpe reads from Coming of Age on Zoloft at BookCourt, BrooklynBookCourt, 15 June 2012

Readings and Events

November 17, 2013 / Active Minds National Conference
Washington, DC
“Writing as a Process of Discovery”
Writing workshop—9:30-11AM

September 19, 2013 / Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
“Coming of Age on Zoloft” (Watch video)
11:30AM, Mayser Gymnasium
Free and open to the public
Part of F&M’s Common Hour series.

March 6, 2013 / Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA
“Do I Need A Pill For This? Growing Up in the Age of Psychiatric Medications”
7:30PM, Hooker Auditorium
Free and open to the public
A 40-minute talk about stress, expectations, and communication, and how they affect our experience of our own mental health on campus. Followed by a Q&A with a diverse panel of students, and college and community mental health providers.

February 2, 2013 / ScienceOnline 2013
Raleigh, NC
“How To Actually Get Your Book Written”
(with Maria Konnikova, author of How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes)
12PM, McKimmon Conference Center, NC State University
A conversation between two first-time authors and a roomful of science journalists about the joys, sorrows, and practicalities of tackling a book project.

October 26, 2013 / Powell’s City of Books
Portland, OR

Reading, book signing, and Q&A

October 25, 2012 / Reed College
Portland, Oregon

A brown-bag lunch at the Office of Career Services for students considering careers in writing.

October 15, 2012 / 
One More Page
Arlington, VA

Reading, signing, Q&A

October 12, 2012 /Mid-Atlantic College Health Association, Annual Meeting
Ellicott City, MD

“Prozac Campus, Revisited”
Keynote address to an association of college health professionals about students’ attitudes toward antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs at college.

June 15, 2012 / 
Brooklyn, NY

Reading and book party

Press and Media

How Antidepressants Affect Selfhood, Teenage Sexuality, and Our Quest for Personal Identity” (Review)
Brain Pickings, September 2013

A Young America on Antidepressants” (Review)
Elle, June 2012

America’s Zoloft Problem: A Generation Grows Up With Antidepressants
The Daily Beast, July 15, 2012

Interview with Wired science writer David Dobbs
Wired Science Blogs, June 18, 2012

Should Teens Take Antidepressants?
Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish, June 25, 2012

Are Antidepressants Making Kids ‘Emotionally Illiterate?’
Be Well Philly, July 3, 2012

When Teenagers Need Antidepressants
New York Times Motherlode Blog, July 3, 2012

Book Review: Coming of Age on Zoloft
Scientific American Blogs, June 25, 2012

Medicate a Child? A Former Teen Patient’s Perspective,” (Interview)
Washington Post ‘On Parenting’ Blog, July 23, 2012

Hey, Let’s Not Get Carried Away: Anti-Depressants Really Do Help People
June 4, 2012

The ‘Sin’ of Depression
Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish, August 19, 2012

Review in the Samford Crimson (Samford University)


Katherine talks kids and medication with Wall Street Journal Weekend Review editor Gary Rosen. (Four minutes)