BBC does not want the truth out about why antidepressants are being used far too much

Instead of telling the truth, which James Davies from Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry had told the BBC before its radio programme, this happened:

‘we heard a very confident GP referring to depression as a “chronic condition” while stating that antidepressants in many instances are “life-saving.” And we heard the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists alluding to the ‘fact’ that antidepressants are not over- but under-prescribed. Such unsupported claims simply made my head spin, but I shall not test your patience by rehearsing the rebuttals here — I trust you have these already at hand.’

See James’ account of the events here. It is really depressing. Antidepressants are not life-saving. They kill. By increasing suicides, by causing falls and hip fractures in the elderly, and by several other means, including prolonging the QT-interval, which can lead to sudden cardiac death.

Alvorlige fejl til skade for patienterne i Patienthåndbogen i afsnittet: Depression, hvordan virker medicin?

I professor, dr.med. Lars Vedel Kessings afsnit i Patienthåndbogen, ”Depression, hvordan virker medicin”, forekommer åbenlyse fejl og meget misvisende oplysninger, som for nogles vedkommende er direkte skadelige for patienterne. Da de bør rettes uden unødig forsinkelse, har jeg henvendt mig til redaktionen af håndbogen med dette brev.