Singing the Prozac Blues — (US NewsWorld Report)

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US NewsWorld Report

By Susan Brink

Nov 8, 1993

Dwight Harlor III’s messy divorce had turned him into an unhappy, agitated insomniac. But his doctor went further, telling Harlor he was clinically depressed. “I was in [the doctor’s] office for 10 minutes.  He wrote a prescription for Prozac and told me it had no side effects,” Harlor claims. But it didn’t make him feel better:  Five months later, in fact, he broke into his ex-wife’s home and assaulted her.  Harlor is now on probation. Whether or not the drug caused his outburst, as Harlor believes, his case highlights a growing concern: that antidepressants, including Prozac, are being dispensed all too casually.