Doubt is Our Product

From the blog-site of Auntie Psychiatry:

Auntie Psychiatry writes:

“I had the idea for this cartoon while listening to the Royal Society of Medicine podcast: Episode 1. The spiel reads…

“In this episode, Prof Sir Simon Wessely, Consultant Psychiatrist and Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Prof Clare Gerada, GP and Past Chairperson of the Royal College of General Practitioners, discuss the increasing use of antidepressants…”

And indeed they do. About ten minutes in, Sir Simon delivers a homily on the subject of “addiction”. He opens with the line: “Addiction is pretty well described, and most of the population know what it is,” he then patiently explains to us all how “antidepressants” are NOT addictive, and that, in any case, “addiction isn’t the right issue to talk about ….”

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