On the MIA Podcast, Dr David Healy discusses World Tapering Day, antidepressant treatment and sensory neuropathy and the difficulties that can be encountered when trying to deprescribe.
According to patient reports, SSRI antidepressants most frequently lead to the subjective experience of emotional blunting.
A review of research on antidepressant efficacy finds that an unfavorable risk-to-benefit ratio.
Research finds that social cognition and emotional processing abilities can be disrupted by psychiatric drugs.
A large longitudinal study finds once more that being prescribed antipsychotics significantly increases the risk of diabetes.
In the 16 years from 1952 to 1968, the world changed in astonishing ways. In the 16 years since I first gave this talk, it has changed almost as much again. When some future historian looks back at this period, will they say it was a time when the field’s significant figures tweeted while psychiatry burned?
This is the world that lies in store for us. It is not the world of traditional medicine, where drugs treat diseases to restore the social order. It is a world in which medical interventions will potentially change that order.