Thought the Zoloft ball was one of the first antidepressant ads? Apparently, psychiatric drug ads have been around since the 1950s, and many seemed to have targeted women, specifically housewives. I found them quite amusing:
Is there a pill to make grocery shopping more fun for this lady? I guess her husband just can’t perform this task when she’s a little tired.
Miltown was one of the first popular anti-anxiety medicine. It was widely referred to as “mother’s little helper.”
I don’t know why someone would not feel so great about having to clean up after everyone….
Maybe this pill will help women get back to what they’re supposed to be doing.
Hopefully, there’ll be more exciting ads to come….
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