Final Analysis: Watch Your Back, Prozac!
A new crop of psychiatric wonder-drugs are under way. Which ones will help you?
By Marian Rosin published November 1, 2009 - last reviewed on June 9, 2016
Any day now, you can open up the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR) and expect to see a whole new generation of psychiatric wonder drugs that are very specifically targeted for what ails you. Here are a few that could be in the pipeline.
When you're bored by Shakespeare but are afraid to tell anyone.
For when you get a really bad run of letters at Scrabble.
For chronic procrastinators. Take it when you're supposed to.
When you just spent $30,000 on a car—and there's a recall.
For the perpetually baffled.
Alleviates the guilt you feel for not having bought a hybrid.
So you can still love Mel Gibson no matter what he says or does.
When the second movie in a series inevitably disappoints you. (Not indicated for The Lord of the Rings fans.)
Because it really is other people's fault.
A treatment for people who deeply love pasta. There's nothing at all wrong with that, so this is actually a placebo.
The drug that lets you say good-bye to your shrink.