The Medicated Woman: A Pill To Feel Better, Not Squelch Emotions
I am a medicated woman. I take 50mg of Sertraline (the generic form of Zoloft) a day. I don’t take it to be more tolerable to my husband. I don’t take it because I’m embarrassed by my emotions. And I definitely don’t take it to quietly fit into a polite societal mold. I take an anti-depressant every day to quell my anxiety simply because it feels better.
Don't Worry, Be Rational: Why Extreme Fear Of Ebola Is Bad For Your Health
The health ramifications of this are profound: chronic stress raises our blood pressure and increases the risk of cardiovascular problems; it suppresses our immune system and makes us more likely to catch infectious diseases or get sicker from them if we do.