The Strange History of Anti-Depressants

By the end of the 1940s, the war had ended and the world began the slow, painful process of putting the pieces back together. Cities lay leveled, families had been broken, the global moral lay low. Depression rates increased and people turned to doctors for a solution. Brain science was in infancy leaving doctors and psychiatrists struggling to find answers for mental health patients. Patients with depression and mental illnesses would be subjected to shock therapy, seizure therapy, and out of desperation, even antihistamines that had a mildly sedative effect. As you might expect, the…

Joe Carder

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