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In the UK, "A third of women have taken antidepressants at some point in their lives while a quarter currently on the drugs have been taking them for more than a decade," the BBC reports.

 

In a radio interview aired 5 July 2011, Sophie Corlett, from the mental health charity Mind, said women are "parked" on antidepressants for years, with no discussion of non-drug alternatives, such as exercise, or review of their conditions. Many may not have needed antidepressants in the first place.

 

"Campaign group Platform 51 says that more than half of the women they surveyed had not been offered any alternatives at the time of prescription.

 

"That's despite guidelines from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) which advise doctors against offering anti-depressants as the only option."

 

BBC Radio 5 live Morning Reports audio file here.

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Already in 2002 there was a documentary on the BBC about the devasating effects of Paxil/Seroxat and the terrible problems people experienced with getting off. But nothing changed, the Big Pharma companies contunied throwing their drugs at the population. The did not learn anything and will never do I am afraid. I wait for the day that the governments, maybe with help of the army, will dismantle these mafia-like organizations...

More and more scandals see the light, more and more people write books and publications abnout this subjects but the horror goes on. When will it stop and will the governments starts a campaign to educate the people and help them to get off?

10 mg Paxil/Seroxat since 2002
several attempts to quit since 2004
Quit c/t again Oktober 2007, in protracted w/d since then
after 3.5 years slight improvement but still on the road

after 6 years pretty much recovered but still some nasty residual sypmtons
after 8.5 years working again on a 90% base and basically functioning normally again!

 

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In the UK, "A third of women have taken antidepressants at some point in their lives while a quarter currently on the drugs have been taking them for more than a decade," the BBC reports.

 

In a radio interview aired 5 July 2011, Sophie Corlett, from the mental health charity Mind, said women are "parked" on antidepressants for years, with no discussion of non-drug alternatives, such as exercise, or review of their conditions. Many may not have needed antidepressants in the first place.

 

"Campaign group Platform 51 says that more than half of the women they surveyed had not been offered any alternatives at the time of prescription.

 

 

This doesn't surprise me in the least, since I'm one of those women she is talking about, and know several women who have been on ADs for y e a r s!

 

 

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