Health Care

Antidepressants: Now Commonplace, and Evolving

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

As antidepressants become more commonplace in society, how has their use affected mental health in America? Dr. David Fassler, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist in Burlington, Vt., talks with Madeleine Brand.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from