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The real me: Emily Landau on antidepressants and identity

After two decades of self-medicating, journalist Emily Landau opens up on how drugs have complicated life's big questions.
Journalist Emily Landau has been taking antidepressants since she was 11 years old, a fact she reflected on recently in a revealing essay for The Walrus. (Fabiola Carletti)
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How do you know you're the "real" you? Are your feelings truly yours? As someone who has been on antidepressants since age 11, Emily Landau has faced these questions -- both from others and herself -- for years.

The journalist recently reflected on notions of self, authenticity and identity in a revealing essay for The WalrusToday she joins guest host Talia Schlanger to discuss her parent's difficult decision, how the treatment has become a part of who she is, and why she chose to openly discuss her existential baggage. 

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