From Hole Ousia. I was started on an SSRI antidepressant in the period not long after the “Defeat Depression Campaign,” in my case for “Social Anxiety Disorder”.
My generation of psychiatrists were “educated” to prescribe SSRI antidepressants by this campaign. Many of today’s psychiatrists may not be aware of the lasting impact that this campaign has had on prescribing practice across the UK.
This historical campaign has vital lessons for today. I worry that my profession has failed to consider these lessons.