SSRI Stories
This website contains a huge database of almost 5,000 incidents of violent or bizarre behaviour attributed to antidepressants that have appeared in the media worldwide. If hyperlink above doesn’t work, paste into your browser

David Healy’s website
Psychiatrist and academic Prof David Healy is one of the leading authorities on antidepressant-induced suicidality

Blog and database of relevant inquests by the father of a man who committed suicide after taking antidepressants for a week

Seroxat and SSRI User Group
Support and campaign group

Peter Breggin
Website of the US psychiatrist Peter Breggin, who has done a lot of research into suicidality caused by antidepressants. If link above doesn’t work, paste into your browser.

Leonie’s blog
Blog about the side effects of antidepressants

Drug watch
Drug watch is a US-based organisation that works with people who have been harmed by dangerous drugs and medical devices. Information on the website is relevant to an international audience


David Healy (1999)
The Antidepressant Era Harvard University press

David Healy (2004)
Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression New York University press

Joanna Moncrieff (2009)
Myth of the Chemical Cure: A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment Palgrave McMillan

Irving Kirsch (2009)
The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth The Bodley Head


Viewpoint: Myth of the Chemical Cure (BBC online) by Joanna Moncrieff

Antidepressants to be ruled safe, watchdog criticised for today’s announcement (Guardian) by Sarah Boseley

Time for openness on antidepressants (Guardian) by Phil Thomas and Pat Braken

Why antidepressants are simply a confidence trick (Daily Mail) by Professor Irving Kirsch

Doctors ‘forced’ to overprescribe antidepressants (Guardian) by Sarah Boseley

Antidepressants linked to suicide and violence (Food Matters) by Dani Veracity

Research challenges role of antidepressants (Guardian)

If the drugs don’t work (Guardian) by Ann Robinson

Depression – the facts and the fables (Guardian) by Ben Goldacre