There are two completely separate notions at work here: one is that our society is over-medicated, which is a truth. The other is that there are some people who need to treat their chronic, debilitating, life-threatening depression with drug therapy. These two things should not be confused and to do so is irresponsible at best and dangerous at worst. Every piece that is published which rhapsodises about the supposed “benefits” of depression provides exactly the sort of specious reasoning a depressed person looks for as an excuse to not seek treatment. If the depressed person can say to themselves, “My depression is the source of my creativity,” or, “My depression gives me insight into who I am,” then they are safe in their theory that they can’t be who they are without also being depressed.
This is, I would argue, a fallacy.