“Lives ‘Left in Ruin’ by Rising Tide of Depression Drugs”

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Julia Llewellyn Smith reports in the Telegraph that “Last year, 53 million prescriptions were issued for antidepressants in England alone, nearly double the number prescribed a decade ago, and a six per cent increase in the past year. According to recent research, one in three British women and one in 10 men now take the medication, including popular brands such as Prozac, Cipramil and Seroxat, at some point in their lives. But a growing number of experts now believe depression is vastly overdiagnosed and the drugs can cause far more harm than good.”

Lives ‘left in ruin’ by rising tide of depression drugs (The Telegraph)

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3 COMMENTS

  1. It is very encouraging to read this kind of document in a mainstream media outlet. Admittedly, it’s the UK, but still, I’m glad that the issue is getting this kind of very direct and honest treatment somewhere in the industrialized world.

    —- Steve