KayVee (gbcahawk) wrote in linguaphiles,
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うつ依存症

I've come across the word うつ依存症 in an e-mail, and while my instinct is to go with "addicted to antidepressants", that really doesn't seem right, and I can't find the specific phrase in any dictionary online. :(

It's apparently used in the Japanese title of Prozac Nation, but I haven't been able to fathom from that what it means. The e-mail points out that 「うつではなく、うつ依存症という状態でした」, so I'm guessing it's not a common word.

I'd be grateful if someone could clarify the meaning of the phrase. Thanks in advance. :)

EDIT: I should probably clarify that (unless someone knows exactly what this means) I'm really looking for native speaker input on this. I appreciate it looks weird, that's why I'm askin'.
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