The project “By-products” is about the emergence of states of anxiety, a phenomenon that is spreading with increasing rapidity. At the same time, it remains a taboo topic in a hidden corner of our everyday life. The complexity of anxiety has broader social as well as individual causes and can be reflected through “stories” written on pharmaceutical prescriptions. Those stories expose the manifold cultural and social pressures constituting the notions of alienation, depersonalization and individuality. Interpretation of them in art, however, can pave the way for articulating the suppressed reality of our time.