Why the Constant Trashing of Antidepressants Is Absurd

The backlash against antidepressants results from a suspicion of medicine, and misunderstands the very nature of depression

Aeon Magazine
Jul 23, 2019 · 17 min read
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By Vasco M Barreto

I was first prescribed antidepressants in 2000. Ever since, I have been on and off these drugs, mostly because the idea of…

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