He said he feels meds are being prescribed for life stresses, things that one should learn how to deal with. And he suspects that the teen girls end up on drugs almost in a peer pressure kind of thing - "but Mom, Elsa and Janey are on Zoloft and they are feeling better, so why can't I be?" Maybe so.
It was unusual even to have the chance to talk, of course (I think this is the hardest part of dental work for me! Having to shut up!). I was waiting for the Novocaine to take hold, and so had a window to voice my opinion. It was nice to be talking to intelligent persons who didn't think I was crazy or misguided. I think even those who feel these drugs have helped them would have to agree that they are prescribed much too freely.