"There’s been a backlash against antidepressants since Prozac Nation came out in 1994. Part of our skepticism is about whether Big Pharma has our health at stake or just their profit. Part of our skepticism is about whether antidepressants actually work. These are valid concerns: According to a report in 2012, 42.6 million prescriptions for antidepressants were filled in Canada that year (our population is not quite 35 million). But there’s a deeper fear, too, that pills are a kind of cheating, a lazy way to deal with a problem, and that they will muffle our true or “essential” selves".