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Re: Antidepressants Hardly Help ?????????

Posted by sowhysosad on May 11, 2009, at 21:50:45

In reply to Re: Antidepressants Hardly Help ?????????, posted by sowhysosad on May 11, 2009, at 21:37:29

It's also just occurred to me that perhaps some unsavoury hacks highlight these scientifically-bankrupt studies because they think they're being pioneering in exposing some "big lie" and revealing the "truth" about particular treatments.

That would explain why the MMR/autism nonsense still has legs in the UK years after the original research was debunked. In a journalist's mind, it's far more appealing to portray a useful and innocuous medical intervention as scary and sinister than it is to reflect actual science.

> > These drugs work. It seems misanthropic to me that certain people should set out to prove otherwise.
> Too right. The traditionalist right-wing tabloid press over here (the UK) has an agenda to discredit modern AD's which just seems like sheer malevolence.
> Or perhaps they think that treating a mental illness is somehow "un-British". "Stiff upper lip" and all that ****. After all, they wouldn't try to discredit chemotherapy or insulin. (Mind you, they have printed mounds of unexpurgated, unscientific crap trying to link autism to the MMR vaccine, which has directly caused record levels of measles cases.)
> Why don't they just **** off and let us take our meds in peace?




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