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Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide – Sarah Knapton for the Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12126146/Antidepressants-can-raise-the-risk-of-suicide-biggest-ever-review-finds.html?utm_content=buffer3d1d3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer We are deeply concerned at this service by the extent of public misinformation and baseless assumptions about the justification for, efficacy/side effects of and withdrawal consequences attached to these drugs – in children and adults. Many GPs appear ill informed and/or disingenuous … Continue reading

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How Societies with Little Coercion Have Little Mental Illness – Bruce Levine

http://brucelevine.net/how-societies-with-little-coercion-have-little-mental-illness/ ‘Coercion—the use of physical, legal, chemical, psychological, financial, and other forces to gain compliance—is intrinsic to our society’s employment, schooling, and parenting. However, coercion results in fear and resentment, which are fuels for miserable marriages, unhappy families, and what … Continue reading

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The Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry

http://cepuk.org/ Follow the link to the website for CEP. In the writer’s view, anyone working in the therapeutic/allied world has an ethical responsibility to be aware of, and evaluate, these arguments. CEP has some seriously intelligent, aware and informed people … Continue reading

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Neutralising suffering: how the medicalisation of distress obliterates meaning and creates profit – Joanna Moncrieff

http://joannamoncrieff.com/2014/03/11/neutralising-suffering-how-the-medicalisation-of-distress-obliterates-meaning-and-creates-profit/ Important article by Joanna Moncrieff, an M.D. who writes and speaks extensively on this theme. ‘Drugs have now been starkly divided into the good and the bad: the prescribed medication which people must take however awful it makes them … Continue reading

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Neuroscientist News – The science behind commonly used anti-depressants appears to be backwards, researchers say

http://www.neuroscientistnews.com/research-news/science-behind-commonly-used-anti-depressants-appears-be-backwards-researchers-say Brief but interesting article. We have already posted here on the ever-mounting evidence questioning the efficacy of commonly used anti-depressant drugs in most cases, high-lighting the prevalence of side-effects and drug withdrawal issues/iatrogenic illness, and concerning the escalation in … Continue reading

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Antidepressant Superstition: How doctors & patients get fooled by antidepressants – Jonathan Shedler

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psychologically-minded/201502/antidepressant-superstition Thank you to John, and Brent Potter for drawing our attention to this worthwhile article by Jonathan, originally published in Psychologically Minded. The writer does not herself use the terminology of ‘depression’ or ‘disorder’ – and the points here … Continue reading

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Increased anti-depressant use strongly associated with rise in mood disorders Robert Whitaker

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/02/02/disability-and-mood-disorders-in-the-age-of-prozac-robert-whitaker/ Click on the link for this sobering post on Monica Cassani’s great site, http://www.beyondmeds.com. We would ourselves would wish to challenge the illness/disorder model language – but that is how the evidence is couched, and the point is clear. … Continue reading

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