Life After Prozac: New Fronts in the Fight Against Depression

July 18, 2014 3:52 PM

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Life After Prozac: New Fronts in the Fight Against Depression

The year 1988 saw the U.S. release of the antidepressant Prozac. Within two years, the compound became not only the most prescribed drug in the world but an emblem -- a focal point that changed the conversation about depression and its prevalence.

Just over a quarter-century later, despite enlightened attitudes and advances in treatment, depression remains a widespread and burdensome affliction. According to the World Health Organization, some 350 million people globally suffer from depression, and fewer than half of those affected -- and, in...

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