Guidance for psychological therapists: information for GPs advising patients on antidepressant withdrawal
“The Defeat Depression Campaign was successful in changing wary public opinion. Now, 24 years on, some patients are still being given the same story about chemical imbalances, a theory that has never been proven, and about withdrawal not existing.” This…
“Despite the exponential use of antidepressant medications … We still have no clue about levels of serotonin, or any other neurotransmitter, before or after treatment, or if this correlates with improvement in symptoms. More to the point, as a society,…
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….
Sertraline, sold under the trade name Zoloft among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. In this 60 second video you might find it interesting to see the original TV advert/commercial for Zoloft, as aired…