Paul W. Andrews is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University in Canada. He has a PhD in Biology from the University of New Mexico and a law degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He writes about the evolution of depression and the costs and benefits of antidepressants, often with J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., MD. His research has been widely featured in the media, including the New York Times Sunday Magazine and Scientific American Mind.
September 12, 2012
The conventional wisdom is that antidepressant medications are effective and safe. However, the scientific literature shows that the conventional wisdom is flawed. While all prescription medications have side effects, antidepressant medications appear to do more harm than good as treatments for depression.
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