Author Archive: Editorial
Antidepressants in wastewater treatment plants: Occurrence, transformation and acute toxicity evaluation
This research paper has been published in Science of The Total Environment. The abstract says: “Antidepressants (ATDs) are one of the most prescribed medications for psychiatric conditions. The widespread presence in aquatic environment and demonstrated ecotoxicity make ATDs a class of concerning…
The Maudsley Deprescribing Guidelines (published by Wiley) will be out in a couple of months. Co-authored by David M. Taylor and Mark Horowitz, it will contain evidenced-based taper regimens for all antidepressants and practical advice on how to do it….
Critical Psychiatry Textbook, Chapter 2: Are Psychiatric Disorders Mainly Genetic or Environmental? (Part One)
This chapter from Peter Gøtzsche’s Critical Psychiatry Textbook has been reproduced by Mad in America. It begins. “Textbook authors are preoccupied with telling the students that psychiatric disorders are hereditary. Obviously, this gives the specialty prestige. It makes it look more scientific to claim…
No benefit of antidepressants in inpatient treatment of depression. A longitudinal, quasi-experimental field study
This article by Reinhard Maß, Kerstin Backhaus, Katharina Lohrer, Michael Szelies and Bodo K. Unkelbach has been published in Psychopharmacology. The abstract says: “Rationale Antidepressants (AD) are mostly considered indispensable for the treatment of major depression. The vast majority of…