1 in 7 Scots are now taking antidepressants, mostly in the long term and often indefinitely.
Following the publication of a recent meta-analysis on antidepressants, a number of experts were quoted stating that we should be prescribing them to millions more.
On Thursday 22nd February 2018 I was one of a number of contributors to Stephen Jardine's BBC Radio Scotland discussion programme. This short film is based on some of what I said.
The Lancet meta-analysis can be accessed here: thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)32802-7/fulltext
Marion Brown's petition on Prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal can be accessed here along with the letters of experienec of individuals who take, or have taken antidepressants: parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01651
The background music is "From Truth" by Dexter Britain (free to share under common license)
The image of Professor Pariante comes from the British Association of Psychopharmacology