Episode 14: SSRI's
The research is accumulating against the widespread use of SSRI meds. It seems very clear that these drugs are ineffective and harmful. I’m including links to only a tiny bit of the information out there.
Irving Kirsch The Emperors New Drugs
Peter Kramer Listening to Prozac
Summary of controversy on Kramer, as well as a comprehensive takedown
Paxil 329, the official PDF
And rebuttals, rebuttals rebuttals
Hamilton Depression Rating Scale
Wikipedia on Hamilton Rating Scale
Are benzos addictive? Some say yes
Are SSRI’s addictive? Some say yes. people selling them say no, (just don’t stop taking them after you become dependent)
Did the black box warnings decrease the number of SSRI’s being prescribed? Nope
Birth defects, This is an overview of literature on the subject
Link between SSRI and suicide/homicide
Is the chemical imbalance theory still being marketed?