For years, drug manufacturing giant GlaxoSmithKline has promoted their best-selling antidepressant paroxetine (Seroxat) as safe and easy to quit taking.
Antidepressants: Hooked on the happy drug:Social Audit’s Charles Medawar, the UK’s drugs watchdog, pieces together new evidence demonstrating that the new, so-called safer antidepressants like Prozac could be habit-forming.
Over the past 200 years, doctors have prescribed an almost uninterrupted succession of 'addictive' drugs, always in the belief they would not cause dependence or that patients would be mainly responsible if they did.
In my early 30s, I was prescribed dothiepin by my GP for joint pain. When I told him I was not depressed, he said you can be depressed without knowing it.