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Panorama and Antidepressants 2003

The Panorama programme broadcast on Sunday 3rd October made several claims about the SSRA class of antidepressants which may cause concern and distress amongst people affected by depression. Depression Alliance is working hard to ensure that accurate information is brought to you as soon as possible.

To have depression is to be at risk of suicide and current evidence suggests that adults benefit from taking antidepressants for their depression. Depression is a serious mental illness and the treatments for it are powerful and have potential side-effects. It is important to discuss any concerns you may have about your treatment with your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your doctor. Stopping medication suddenly and without medical advice may result in discontinuation symptoms.

See the MHRA's response to concerns over Seroxat.

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