Stephen Porges is professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and “Distinguished University Scientist” at Indiana University, where he has created the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium.
Patients are still not being warned how difficult it can be to come off antidepressants, say psychiatrists campaigning for a reduction in the needless use of the drugs.
In Noel Hunter’s recently published Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services, she asks, “Are we continuing to funnel money into a fundamentally broken system?”
Millions of us take SSRIs, and most can give them up without too much trouble. So why do a minority suffer severe side-effects?
Thousands of patients with mental health issues, including teenagers, are being given electroconvulsive therapy despite links to brain damage.