Accidents and antidepressantsBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6962.1167 (Published 29 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1167
- K McKenzie
When drug company representatives come to tell me of another good reason for prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) I feel like screaming. The unprecedented campaign to unseat tricyclic antidepressants from their lucrative throne has, at times, made me feel like I am being brainwashed. So when I saw “Death by Prescription” in the comfort of my own home, and with no need for a professional veneer, my screech was so loud it nearly woke up my children.
The World in Action team's story was built on the facts that prescribed drugs which work on the central nervous system can impair your performance and that as many as 16% …