The problem with depression doping | Curio

The problem with depression doping

10 mins | Sep 30, 2021

Medication can take away the building of crucial mental resilience for young adults. Some experts are concerned that "depression-doping" might be preventing developmental breakthroughs that make people more resilient. Lisa Miller, a professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at Columbia University, argues that "if we medically insulate, or precipitously shield, emerging adults from introspection and struggle, from the work of figuring out life's big questions — it could prevent them from effectively coping with depression later in life."

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