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How do we interpret increases in prescriptions of anti-depressants?

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This was in Ben Goldacre's excellent Bad Science section of the Guardian yesterday. Excellent for demonstrating how statistics can be interpreted and misinterpreted!

Can antidepressants cause violence?

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a 10 mn video on the side effects of antidepressants. The presenter is quite dull but the content is very interesting. I did not show the whole video I showed the first part explaining the change of behaviour and other possible effects such as hallucinations.

Withdrawing from antidepressants

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a 8 mn video showing the difficulties in withdrawing from antidepressants. It shows two women explaining how they are affected. Very interesting, the students were quite put off ever taking antidepressants after watching it!

How prozac works

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A very brief animation showing the action of antidepressants on the reuptake of serotonine. It is very short but very well done. You can pause it to explain and for the students to draw diagrams.

BBC - Anti-Depressants work no better than placebos

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Prescribing anti-depressants to the vast majority of patients is futile, as the drugs have little or no impact at all, according to researchers. Almost 50 clinical trials were reviewed by psychologists from the University of Hull who found that new-generation anti-depressants worked no better than a placebo -- a dummy pill -- for mildly depressed patients. Even the trials that suggested some clinical benefit for the most severely depressed patients did not produce convincing evidence.