The Brutal Honesty of Old Prescription Drug Ads

Over the years, ads have shifted the blame for mental distress from society to the individual.

Today, if you are prescribed a psychotropic medication, you’ll likely have to meet diagnostic criteria that place you in one or several of the hundreds of available disorders in the DSM-V. And, with hundreds of possible diagnoses, and hundreds of mental health meds being manufactured by prescription drug companies, the competition to ensure you chose th…

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