• HealthYahoo Life UK

    Caroline Flack's depression revelation sparks debate about helpfulness of antidepressants

    “Antidepressants helped me get up in the morning and stopped me from being sad, but what they also do is stop you from being happy."

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    On the pill: Why taking antidepressants is the latest mental health taboo

    Earlier this week Amanda Seyfried opened up about why she doesn’t think she will ever come off the antidepressants she takes to keep her mental illness in check. It’s that exact stigma that forces thousands of mental health sufferers to feel the need to hide the fact that they take antidepressants. Because while we have been making strides in putting mental health on the talked about agenda, there is still a shroud of secrecy surrounding the taking of medication.

  • HealthAOL

    Antidepressants 'prescribed too easily', says GP

    Antidepressants are prescribed too easily, despite the fact that they benefit only a small percentage of people, a GP has suggested. Pic: Getty Dr Des Spence, who practises in Glasgow, wrote in the British Medical Journal: "Millions of

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  • HealthAOL

    'Happy pill' prescriptions hit record levels

    The number of people relying on antidepressants may be on the rise, as new NHS figures reveal that prescriptions of so-called 'happy pills' are on the rise. Top related searches: Depression Symptoms of depression Treatment for

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  • HealthAOL

    Depression awareness week

    Most people will feel sad, fed up or blue at some point in their life but serious depression is a different matter. For many sufferers, the symptoms can affect their ability to cope with day-to-day life, cause problems with relationships and at

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