Certainly, it is time we (doctors and responsible citizens) addressed the availability of anti-depressants and the alacrity with which we turn to them for relief as a 'quick-fix' when it may be a useless action at best, and a dangerous one at worst. However, as the body of research over many trials has shown, efficacy is significant with severe cases. And as Fraser points out - essential. It is also well-known that sufferers need talk-therapy along with the medication.
I hate to think of what some poor young ones without enough support and wisdom might do on reading the headlines of that article. It is common among the sufferers to dislike having to 'medicate' - disliking being different, not 'normal'. They don't need this kind of ignorant alarmist journalism.