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  • SSRIs had outpaced blood pressure medication to become America’s favorite class of drugs, popped by about 10% of the nation —
  • Antidepressants confuse our ability to tell our “true self” from the symptoms of the disease, and from the effects of the medication, at a time when the search for selfhood and the construction of personal identity are at their most critical and formative stages.
  • How could I ever find my way in life if I didn’t even know which feelings were mine?

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  • wrote that American psychiatry in the late twentieth century moved from a state of “brainlessness” to one of “mindlessness.”

  • “there is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.”
  • If, during a two-week period, you have five of the nine symptoms of depression listed in the DSM, then you have “major depression,” no matter your circumstances or your own perception of your troubles.
  • APA had required psychiatrists involved with the revision to sign a paper promising they would never talk about what they were doing, except when necessary for their jobs. “The intent seemed to be not to let anyone know what the hell was going on,”

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