Anxiety therapy for the high roller crowd
January 4, 2012 5:35 AM Subscribe
Are there examples of 'high end' people who have successfully used anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medications?
posted by TheOtherSide to health & fitness (38 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I need positive anecdotes of successful people that have taken drugs to treat behavioral disorders. This is to make me feel more comfortable about the drug that I just took. It's called cymbalta, and it was prescribed to me for my increasingly unmanageable anxiety and depression.
Everyone seems to have negative opinions, and I need some positive ones to balance it out. My dad thinks that the drugs were invented to keep the working classes more productive and docile. My friends think that no one really knows how they work, and that they cause permanent changes in the brain. The anecdotes online all seem to point toward massive side effects and hellish withdrawal.
But, the rationalist inside me says that the drug had to have gotten though clinical trials. It can't be that bad. And, of course people with anxiety will post anxious messages online.
Anyway, do the rich / powerful / successful use these drugs? Or, do they use other types of therapies?
Are there notable success stories ( e.g. So and so took drug x and was able to finish their novel, etc.)?
Thanks for the help.