Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax
has become our everyday argot, our thrumming lifeblood: not just on
Twitter (the ur-anxious medium, with its constant updates), but also in
blogger diaries, celebrity confessionals (Et tu, Beyoncé?), a hit
Broadway show (“Dear Evan Hansen”), a magazine start-up (Anxy, a mental-health publication based in Berkeley, Calif.), buzzed-about television series (like “Maniac,”
a coming Netflix series by Cary Fukunaga, the lauded “True Detective”
director) and, defying our abbreviated attention spans, on bookshelves.