S50 examines the increasing use of anti-depressants to manage unhappiness, in place of more appropriate treatments such as therapy. It is a personal exploration of modern melancholy and a critique of the medicalisation of unhappiness. It also wishes to highlight the perhaps common misconception that this type of medication is a 'cure', rather than a temporary remover of symptoms. This is not a series designed to demonise anti-depressants, they can be very helpful with more severe depression, it intends rather just to explore the issues that can arise from their use in milder cases. This series also looks at Bran's own reluctance to be diagnosed, and subsequently placed on medication. To finalise, the project shall be published in book format.
Joe Ball • Nina Band • Amanda Chetwynd-Cowieson • George Greed • Cathryn Innocent • Ben Kelly • George Kitchen • Bran Lapham • Aimee Mumford • Gemma Newcome • Sarah Reuter • Miri Stevens • Briony Teasel •