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Depression myths: ‘Stopping medication made me twice as bad’ – BBC News

Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Depression myths: ‘Stopping medication made me twice as bad’ – BBC News

(L-R) Dr Alex Curmi, Dr Rebecca Wilkinson and Dr Anya Borissova spoke out about the issue on a psychiatric podcast
MAUDSLEY LEARNING PODCAST

 
Shock headlines suggesting anti-depressants don't work swept across social media recently. The reports have been challenged and some myths debunked. But what is like for people taking medication to read those stories?

"A $15bn hustle?"

"Not based on science."

Just two of the headlines after a medical study - based on an analysis of nearly 30 years of research - found little evidence that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in our brains.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-62390763

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