Tag Archives: SSRIs

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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Medical Education: Psychiatry and Reductionism as a First-year Medical Student – Evan Einstein

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/07/medical-education-psychiatry-and-reductionism-as-a-first-year-medical-student/ This is interesting and hopeful… Gratitude to Evan for his willingness and openness to think, question, and challenge – rather than conform and comply, as we are encouraged/constrained to do in our cultures, both here and on the other … 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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Mutiny of the Soul – Charles Eisenstein

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/01/22/mutiny-of-the-soul/ Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com, and this wonderful article by Charles Eisenstein. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Depression: It’s Not Your Serotonin – Kelly Brogan

http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/12/depression-serotonin/ Click on the link for this useful article – and thanks to Mad in America, and Monica Cassani at http://www.beyondmeds.com for steering us to this. The writer does not herself any more use or find useful the language of … Continue reading

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The Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression: Joanna Moncrieff Click on the title for a useful article from Joanna Moncrieff on this subject. As she puts it:- ‘A long overdue debate is raging about the chemical imbalance theory of depression. Having … Continue reading

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Antidepressants and autism: David Kupelian Must read for parents, parents to be, therapists….well, all of us really. Thanks, Brent Dean Robbins for this interesting post on Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32’s Facebook page. Click on the title to go … Continue reading

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