What If Everything We Know About Treating Depression Is Wrong?
Then I started encountering people with that Prozac stare. I've long felt like something really disturbing is happening, and it is: the country is being medicated, for better or worse. Somewhere along the line, I watched a really good Frontline documentary called "The Medicated Child." Overall, it's about how psychiatrists are using drugs on children that have not been approved for use on children. That's frightening enough, but the film explains how psychiatrists actually approach psychiatric drugs for all their patients: in short, they take guesses, prescribe drugs, and then make more guesses based on reactions and side-effects--a not insignificant number of patients end up taking four, five, or even six kinds of drugs, all of them attempting to treat each other's side effects, and one of them, presumably, treating the ailment that got the patient in the doctor's office in the first place. They're so medicated it's like they're not even human beings anymore.