From the Editor
“Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit.”
The New York Times. Front page. Sunday edition.
One of the most read newspapers in the world just ran a story suggesting that antidepressants may be linked to significant withdrawal symptoms. That news article is, well, news. Journalists Benedict Carey and Robert Gebeloff interview a mother of four who says, “Had I been told the risks of trying to come off this drug, I never would have started it.”
Antidepressants: small pills but big problem?
This week’s Reading looks at the big article and considers its big implications.