It sometimes seems like it.
I’m 42. Went to the doctor last week for a routine checkup, and he didn’t believe me at first when I told him I was not on any kind of meds. “Nothing?! Are you sure?” It then dawned on me that just about every person I know in my age group (or older) is on some kind of meds. They’re on anti-anxiety meds, blood pressure meds, anti-depression meds, etc. I feel like I’m in a real minority.
Are all these meds really necessary? It also seems like an inordinate percentage of women are on some kind of anti-depression medication. I’m not exaggerating when I say every woman I know (including my wife) is on them.