Of Drugs and Depression

..According to the ten expert authors, drugs such as SSRIs and the heavyweight tranquillisers known as anti-psychotics, not only are no better than a placebo for most people, but some raise the risk of suicide in children and adults.

They also lower libido and could cause a deeply unpleasant muscular condition called tardive dyskinesia.

Furthermore, they claim the drugs are capable of inflicting long-term damage that lasts even when the patient has stopped taking them…

…Peter Kinderman, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Liverpool, another of the book’s authors, believes that the solution is to return to an approach that treats people’s emotional needs directly, rather than with drugs on the basis of an unproven theory about brain chemistry…

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4197460/Could-antidepressants-damage-brain.html

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