1 in 7

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 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

Marion Brown’s petition on Prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal can be accessed here along with the letters of experience of individuals who take, or have taken antidepressants.