What's The Difference Between A "Real" Depressive And A "Lazy" Pill Freak?

There's a major backlash a-brewin' against the use of psychotropic medication to battle depression, and the forthcoming book Comfortably Numb by Charles Barber, could easily be called the bible of that backlash. Barber, a psychiatrist, cautions against over-medication, and argues that, "anger, greed, laziness,… » 1/29/08 4:30pm 1/29/08 4:30pm

Is Your Antidepressant A Big Crock Of Shit?

A dozen popular antidepressants don't work nearly as well as the "data" doctors cite to tell you they do, according to an FDA review. (The whole graph is after the jump.) The biggest grade inflators were Serzone, Zoloft, Remeron, Wellbutrin SR, Paxil and Cymbalta. Effexor, the drug that shame-ridden shrink confessed to… » 1/17/08 12:00pm 1/17/08 12:00pm