Most people on antidepressants don’t need them: time to wean them off

This leader-article comes from The Economist. It begins: “Almost 35 years ago American drug regulators approved Prozac, the first in a series of blockbuster antidepressants known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Prozac and its cousins were lauded by patients and…
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The Drugging Of Our Children (Full Length)

This documentary film from 2005, directed by Manette Loudon and Gary Null, has been made within an American context. The programme makers say: “Excessive talking, fidgeting, or squirming. Often loses things. Difficulty remaining seated, playing quietly, or sustaining attention. Sound like your…
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Blue Dreams: The Science and the Story of the Drugs That Changed Our Minds

This audio CD comes from Lauren Slater. The publishers say: “The explosive story of the discovery and development of psychiatric medications, as well as the science and the people behind their invention, told by a riveting writer and psychologist who shares her…
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Let Them Eat Prozac

First published in 2006 and written by psychiatrist David Healy, the full title of this book is Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression. The publishers say (within a North American context): “Prozac. Paxil….
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The Happy Pill

The makers of this documentary film say: “Silje Marie Strandberg was seriously mentally ill. She had a heavy schizoaffective and dissociative disorder diagnose. She heard voices, hallucinated, cut herself, had an eating disorder and repeatedly tried to kill herself. She was so…
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Doctors gave me depression pills I DIDN’T need for 20 years

From an article by Luke Montagu (Viscount Hinchingbrook) in the Daily Mail, January 2017: “Six years after taking my last dose of antidepressants, I am still suffering from their effects. I have constant nerve pain all over my body, like a burning pins and needles…
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