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Patients are STILL not being warned of withdrawal pain from depression...

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.

The War on Antidepressants: Why We Need to End it for...

In the interest of the patients who are currently experiencing withdrawal reactions and the many more who will suffer withdrawal effects in the future, we need to end this “war”. Academic psychiatry must address these problems and conduct thorough research on withdrawal reactions.

Addiction and Dependence: Are the Media Aware They’re Not the Same?

From The Foundation For Economic Education. Addiction is not the same as dependence. Yet politicians and many in the media use the two words interchangeably....

Sharp Rise in Young People Overdosing on Painkillers and Antidepressants

From The Guardian. Soaring numbers of children, teenagers and young adults have been deliberately poisoning themselves with overdoses of drugs such as painkillers and...

Drug Treatment in Medicine and Psychiatry: Papering Over Important Differences

The treatment of mental disorders with drugs is not the same sort of activity as the use of drugs in medicine. The ethical implications of the two situations are different. Insisting on equating the two obscures these differences and presents the use of drugs for mental distress as less controversial than it actually is.