16 Apr 2016

SSRI antidepressants

From This Way Up, 12:15 pm on 16 April 2016

The use of SSRI antidepressants is skyrocketing in New Zealand and other parts of the developed world.


Photo: Flickr user Lis Ferla / CC BY-NC 2.0

This Way Up takes a closer look at what these drugs are and how they work. Also, with stopping taking SSRIs linked to a whole host of unpleasant side effects, what is the best way to avoid the withdrawal symptoms?

Depression support information and resources are available at Ministry of Health - Depression and the Mental Health Foundation.