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9 Is for Prozac

Mandatory Music: listen to this amazing song by The Arts and Sciences. Go on, press the button:

Nine is the atomic number of fluorine. The lightest of the halogens, fluorine is a pale yellow gas. Wikipedia says that “Many SSRI antidepressants are fluorinated organics.” Organic what? I don’t know. I do know this song, called “Fluoxetine” (aka Prozac) is quite lovely and expresses the tremendous ambivalence many people feel about taking antidepressants. Press the button and have a listen.

Related: Fish on Prozac Are Violent and Obsessive

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