Of course there is way too much hype in the drug world. I love the one where they just ask "Is the Purple Pill is right for you?" without ever saying what the purple pill is for, not even a hint? Why they don't say it is for GERD I have no idea. GERD (sever acid reflux) is a real problem for millions of people.
I also like the required warnings. My favorite is "sudden bowel movements and the inability to control them". Now tell me that is going to be good at a job interview.
But there is another side. At present only about 30% of people suffering from clinical depression can take medication to help control it.
People tend to think that because it is called depression it has to do with feeling depressed, but it is a physical problem caused by chemical imbalances in the brain that usually can't be altered by other means than drugs. And the happiest person in the world can have it just as easily.
Any doctor that tells you they understand how the mechanics work or can do anything more than trial and error is lying. It is a matter of finding what is off and there aren't any tests. There are 7 major brain chemicals and a host of others and if you find something that works it is great.
This means that more drugs that influence those in different ways will mean that more of the 70% who have the problems can be helped.
Likewise true insomnia is a real problem, it doesn't mean not sleeping well every now and then, it means getting less than four hours of sleep four nights or more a week so finding different ways to relieve it is always good.
People are also confused by acronyms and often don't really understand what things are.
ADD is a good example. It doesn't mean that you can't sit still. It means that your brain disconnects with the task at hand. It is more similar to short time memory loss but on a second to second level. People who have it do things like going to get something then once up not remembering why they are up. We all do this once in a while, but imagine doing it 20 or 50 times a day.
These things are very real to millions of people. The ones who say its all in your mind or that diet and exercises will fix it don't have to deal with it.
Exercise, therapy, meditation, diet and all of the other things can help some. But if you have the more sever forms of these things they do very little.
We all like to think that we are immune to such silly things and that we are stable as a rock,,, until it happens to us.