This short documentary (19 minute) – presented by reporter Anton Ferrie, produced & directed by Rachel Coburn for BBC Scotland – is available on the BBC iPlayer. The programme notes say:
“Around one in seven people in the UK are on antidepressants but do we know all we need to about the risks and benefits of taking this medication? Anton Ferrie investigates the impact of these pills on the minds and bodies of the thousands of young people who take them, and meets those for whom their use has had profound consequences. Some say these drugs have saved their lives; others that they’ve changed it permanently, wiping out their sex lives and numbing them to the world around them”
You can watch the video here.
Other posts about collaborative practice:
- Drug Firms, the Codification of Diagnostic Categories, and Bias in Clinical Guidelines
- On Psychiatric Diagnostic Categories from the Point of View of Humanistic-Experiential Psychotherapy
- ‘Safe’ Z-drug sleeping tablets given to MILLIONS each year are as addictive as Valium – and they can cause crushing anxiety, flu-like effects and suicidal thoughts