Brave New World, Aldous Huxley's dystopic novel of a quickly
nearing future in which society manufactures babies for specific roles
in life and people control and mellow their experience with the drug
Soma is at hand.
This, from a recent entry on a listserv to which I belong:
"I teach at Michigan State and a colleague recently told me that 40% of
our incoming students are on some form of psychotropic medication."