Coming of Age on Zoloft
How Antidepressants Cheered Us Up, Let Us Down, and Changed Who We Are
Praise For Coming of Age on Zoloft: How Antidepressants Cheered Us Up, Let Us Down, and Changed Who We Are…
“Sharpe is excellent at detailing the positives and negatives of these drugs … But she is best at probing broader societal issues … This is a fine book that nicely weaves together personal, sociological, and philosophical perspectives for a thoughtful view of how antidepressants are shaping many people’s lives.”
— Publishers Weekly
“A knowing account of what it is like to grow up on psychiatric medications....Balanced and informative--an education for any parent considering psychiatric medication for a troubled adolescent.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Beautifully written. . . . This is a book for anyone taking or thinking about taking antidepressants, anyone who prescribes them, anyone who wonders about their suitability-or anyone who wants a mirror held up to our time.”
— Dr. David Healy, author of Let Them Eat Prozac
“A fascinating look at how drugs and trends have shaped the identities of individuals and of a generation-provocative without being sensationalistic, skillfully written, and totally necessary.”
— Emily Gould, author And the Heart Says Whatever
Harper Perennial, 9780062059734, 336pp.
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
About the Author
KATHERINE SHARPE's writing has appeared in n+1, GOOD, and Washington Post Magazine, among many other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.