A Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Antidepressants

4:43 minutes

Don’t Make This Brain Numbing Mistake, Not Even Once

By Kelly Brogan, MD

It promises to correct this “deficiency”. But 60 years of studies can’t back it up, and it severely impacts your brain’s ability to function correctly. So avoid the hype and don’t make this mistake – not even once.

Contrary to popular belief, depression is not typically the result of ‘low serotonin’ levels, nor is it an imbalance that needs to be fixed with antidepressant drugs.


Treating Depression: Is there a placebo effect?

13:43 minutes


60 Minutes
February 19, 2012

Harvard scientist, Dr Irving Kirsch says the drugs used to treat depression are effective, but for many, it’s not the active ingredient that’s making people feel better. It’s the placebo effect.


Why Antidepressants Are Widely Prescribed

1:04 minutes


60 Minutes
February 19, 2012

I think the problem in psychiatry is…we don’t have a lot of tools” to treat depression, says Dr Walter Brown, and therefore antidepressants become a default treatment.

“For decades, doctors have linked depression to a chemical imbalance in the brain, but psychiatrist Dr Walter Brown says this theory needs to be reexamined.”

Does a Chemical Imbalance Cause Depression?
60 Minutes, February 19, 2012