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Antidepressant drugs do not work for depression and increase the risk of suicide

Finnish psychiatry professor Erkki Isometsä argues in Helsingin Sanomat (10 March) that antidepressant drug have clear benefits and that I ignore evidence to the contrary. I do not. I have gone carefully through a vast body of research, which includes unpublished data Isometsä has never seen because we got the study reports from the European …

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Do antidepressants work for severe depression? Meeting in Helsinki 1 Sept 2014

The Finnish Psychological Association held a meeting in Helsinki on 1 Sept 2014 titled “Mental health and medicalization.” I spoke at the meeting and four days later, I sent a letter to another speaker, psychiatrist, professor Erkki Isometsä. Professor Isometsä replied on 7 Sept: “I will respond to it in detail within a few days; I …

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