Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Young Adults, Anti-Depressants, and Talk Therapy

Here's the link to a thought-provoking Wall Street Journal article about young adults who have been taking anti-depression medications for much of their lives, and the possible harm it causes to adolescent and young adult development, including the evolution and strengthening of a young person's sense of personality, self-awareness, and confidence in their own ability to understand and manage their emotions.  The article is a vote of confidence for the value of talk therapy. 

The Medication Generation. 
"Many young people today have now spent most of their lives on antidepressants. Have the drugs made them 'emotionally illiterate'?"

Read about Katherine Sharpe's book, Coming of Age on Zoloft: How Antidepressants Cheered Us Up, Let Us Down, and Changed Who We Are, on the Good Reads page of this blog.