This question stems from a conversation I was part of recently, that got me curious about how many people in the academic ranks have sought out or been encouraged to use prescription drugs for work-related anxiety/depression/burn out/etc. Are the numbers on par with population level numbers? Are they similar to percentages found in other high-stress professions? I'm sure there are studies out there, but let's see what the poll says.
There's a stigma around prescription medications that often makes people hide their use. This may be even stronger in academia, where the glee with which some people label others as those who "can't hack it" or "aren't serious enough" is sometimes frightening. This has the effect of causing those who should seek help (particularly junior people) to either not do so or feel the need to do so secretly. I'm guessing this poll will make clear that it's pretty common and worth looking into if it has the potential to improve your quality of life.