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Re the Prozac story in Our Town [July 7]:

What is it you people have against depression and antidepressive drugs? Ms. [Ada] Henderson goes to the doctor and asks to be put on Prozac, the doctor says it isn't indicated, but she manages to get a prescription anyway--and she has a horrible time. Is this supposed to be surprising? It's a drug that alters your brain chemistry, for God's sake. It's not something you take for stress. And then, too, when the doctor suggests counseling instead, she says no, because she went to one therapist decades ago and thought he was a jerk. Am I missing the point here? Am I supposed to think Ms. Henderson is being foolish?

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Chicago

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