- Jan 12, 2008
- south east london
I find this a dangerously stupid article. It actually says that there is proof the drugs DO work for some 'seriously' depressed patients. It is precisely those patients who might be most seriously, indeed (not an exaggeration) fatally, harmed by withdrawing from medication. An article which - on surface reading - suggests this is, in my view, dangerously stupid.
I hate the description of Prozac etc. as happy pills. I don't take medication to make me 'happy', I take it because I hope that it will reduce the incidence and severity of serious depression. Now I admit I have little real idea of whether it does do this ; I don't know how much the general alleviation of my condition owes to medication, to therapy, to having over many years evolved coping strategies - but I am not going to risk anything by messing around with my medication. It is not some silly question about 'happiness' which is at stake for serious depressives - it is much, much more than that.
Shame on The Independent Nick.
just read these posts and unsure what to do.
i take prozac should i continue or stop?
not feeling very well and this is not helping
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