“We Pop Way Too Many Pills And The Pills Don’t Even Work” underlines, simplifies, and circles the key points of the same argument. Also: infographics!
The single most important point to consider in both the article and video is this: the argument is not that anti-depressants don’t work at all, but that for those with mild or moderate depression, they have little to no positive effect and distract from other treatments for depression like exercise and talking therapy.
Pharmaceuticals are often wonderful and represent genuine medical advances. Like anything, they can become a false or lazy solution for both doctors and patients. Be a critical and questioning patient.
Pills aren’t bad, taking pills without knowing why or as the only solution is.
AboutPop Bioethics, written by Kyle Munkittrick, is an effort to study the ethics of the continuing evolution of the human species via the lens of pop culture and be somewhat entertaining in the process.