Antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs and consumption of antidepressants has increased sharply over the last few decades. This video provides an overview of several issues pertaining to the approval, consumption, and function of antidepressants.
Deaths from Iatrogenic Causes: 0:42
Hospital Hygiene: 2:11
'The Silence': 3:05
3rd Leading Cause of Death: 3:31
Psychiatric Drug Consumption: 4:25
What are psychiatric drugs for?: 8:05
Two Models: 9:10
Data Manipulation: 12:18
Food and Drug Administration: 14:36
Approval Process: 17:01
Publication Bias: 19:26
Financial Ties: 20:44
Combating Conflicts of Interest: 21:57
Rating Scales: 23:50
Placebo Washout: 26:11
Inert vs Active Placebos: 28:21
'Cold Turkey' Design: 29:45
Billion-Dollar Drug: 32:30
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