‘Long term antidepressant use linked to ________________’

Have I Got News for You is a topical comedy panel show featuring Ian Hislop and Paul Merton and has been regularly broadcast since 1990. It takes a satirical approach to topical news. The program includes the “missing words round”, and it was this that came to my mind when I opened up the latest BMJ which arrived through my door today.

Here is the front cover without the missing words:

Satire can allow one to make serious points. In this case, that despite mass prescribing of antidepressants in the Western world, there is a dearth of studies on long term use of antidepressants.

[Next week’s missing word round will feature a cover from the Science Media Centre]

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