“…a valuable input to the process of change in global mental health and an essential book for both users and providers of mental health services.”
—Dainius Pūras, MD, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
A Breakthrough Examination of Epidemic Antidepressant Harm and Dependence
Antidepressed breaks down the growing issue of antidepressant use, harm and dependence—how we got to this point, what’s happening worldwide every single day, and most importantly, where we go from here.
Providing information that both patients and mental health professionals desperately need, Antidepressed exposes the holes in mental health systems and highlights the desperate need for reform.
Will Hall, MA, author of The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, believes this book is “vital to understanding SSRI’s and other antidepressants” while Marion Brown, BSc, MBA, calls it “essential reading for anyone prescribing or taking antidepressants.”
Featuring compelling accounts from real people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed by prescription antidepressants, Antidepressed provides proof that there is no such thing as a magic pill—and that pretending otherwise risks the lives and well-being of those who need help the most.
About the Author
Beverley Thomson is a writer, researcher and speaker with a focus on psychiatric medication including antidepressants, benzodiazepines and ADHD drugs. Her aim is to help inform and empower the patient to make informed choices about medication. In the past 10 years, she has worked with organizations such as the British Medical Association, the Scottish Government (as part of a working group addressing the issue of prescribed drug harm and dependence in Scotland), the UK Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry (writing evidence-based summaries to be used by professionals and the general public), and the UK All Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence. She has contributed to articles in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and other mainstream media.
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Written by Beverley Thomson
978-1-57826-923-5, $17.95 paperback
978-1-57826-927-3, $9.99 ebook
Published by Hatherleigh Press.
Distributed through Penguin Random House.
Available wherever books are sold.