I first wanted to read this book because, as a person that has dealt with depression since childhood, I thought it might be insightful. The narratives of the five characters went way beyond what I was expecting from this book, since the majority of them dealt with every day circumstances at an extreme. Their way of thinking could by no means be classified as "normal" and yet it wasn't difficult to relate to them on a few instances. My greatest benefit from this book was the realization that I don't have it that bad!
Pros: Interesting story structure...The five characters each go on about their own messed up lives which cleverly end up related in the end. Great use of figure of speech! Very unique and clever similes used throughout.
Cons: It was hard to keep track of all the characters and their own stories. In many instances multiple point of views were introduced which made it increasingly difficult to follow. Some figures of speech, like the comparison of the "comic book speech bubbles" were used for more than one character, making it difficult to distinguish their unique personalities.
Verdict: Initially I had trouble keeping up with Anti-Depressant because of the continuous alternating of the characters. It isn't hard to comprehend and the writing style is quite enjoyable but it does seem like too much is going on at once. Perhaps if the point of views had been only from the five characters (which still is a lot) it would have flowed more seamlessly.
Source: I received an electronic copy of this book for free in exchange for my unbiased review.