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Dear Roy,

When we spoke on the phone, you suggested that it was my duty, as an “addict and advocate” of Prozac, to start off this correspondence. I’m not sure that I can produce the cheer-leaderly zeal suggested by that phrase. However, I’ll give it a go and leave you to judge whether our positions are sufficiently opposed to constitute an argument.

I was put on Prozac by a psychiatrist in New York, eight months ago. I have been subject to bouts of depression for as long as I can remember, but at the time, I had been seriously depressed…

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