The Pill Problem: Are We Over-Medicating Our Moods?


In today’s society, we’ve started taking prescription drugs to handle just about all of life’s discomforts, from antidepressants for a case of the blues to amphetamines for children with attention problems. We might immediately feel some relief, but are we really drinking, taking a pill or using drugs to mask feeling what is generally considered normal feelings like anger, grief or anxiety? Guests Dr. Peter Shulman and Dr. Daniel Carlat help shed some light on why we’d rather sweep our problems under the rug and take a medication rather than deal with issues that lead us to distress.

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