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Depression and antidepressants

Depression and Antidepressants

The Sedated Society

The Real Story of our Prescribing Epidemic
By Dr James Davies

In this article, Dr Davies, an authority on the unhealthy relationship between psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry, and author of the ‘must read’ book Cracked, tells how the BBC Radio 5 Live, recently aired a programme on rising antidepressant prescriptions. Having consulted Dr Davies beforehand, the producer did not follow his advice.

‘Instead,’ Dr Davies writes ‘we heard a very confident GP referring to depression as a “chronic condition” while stating that antidepressants in many instances are “life-saving.” And we heard the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists alluding to the ‘fact’ that antidepressants are not over- but under-prescribed. Such unsupported claims simply made my head spin …’

Read the whole piece on the above link and leave your comments below.

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