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Drugged Britain: ARE WE HOOKED ON HAPPY PILLS?
By Julia Llewellyn Smith
7:00AM BST 19 Jul 2012
Anti-depression Professor David Healy believes the rise in depression is linked to drug companies’ marketing ploys
When my oldest child was four weeks old, I took her to my local surgery for a routine check-up. Like most new mothers, I was exhausted. I’d endured a terrifying birth, involving a horribly speedy emergency C-section, followed by a general anaesthetic while my womb was removed from my body to be stitched up.
After a grim hospital stay, back home I’d been flung into the maelstrom of sleepless nights and endless feeding. My baby cried non-stop. So, when a kind-faced GP asked how I was doing, it was hardly surprising that I found myself crying helplessly too.
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