Have a bunch of friends in this industry on SSRIs... which makes me wonder, do we have a problem with overmedicating? Why aren’t we fixing the root societal issues that are pushing us to numb our way into work?

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Lexapro is like $10 and fixing root societal issues is definitely more than $10

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A culture that glorifies optics and working longer than necessary hours has ugly side effects - this is one of them.

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Lexapro user here - I needed it before I started work and it has saved my life, was a mess before... not a "cultural" issue for many people.

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High stress environment will do that. I take Lexapro, Klonopin, and Inderal and honestly, I don’t think I could do this job without all 3.

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Overmedication is definitely a problem.

But it also falls on the individual to say no sometimes and seek alternative treatments.

Fixing society is a Herculean task.

Um. Yea. Duh.

And the why is money/power (big pharma + government)

I feel like I’m missing out!! I should go to the dr

I bet if you had friends in other industries a lot of them would be on SSRIs too. The modern world is awash in anxiety and depression.

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