Very interesting video from Joe Rogan’s podcast. Worth twenty minutes of your life.
Almost impossible not to wonder if the anti-depressants industry is a huge con.
Depression is measured on the Hamilton scale. There are 51 points on the scale. At the happiest point, you’re in ecstasy. At your lowest, you’re acutely suicidal. According to Johann Hari, just getting a good nights sleep moves you six points toward ecstasy. Getting a shit night’s sleep takes you six points down the scale.
Anti-depressants, on average, make people 1.8 points happier. While that’s going to be incredibly useful for people at the acutely suicidal end of the scale, it does beg the question as to whether these things are being massively over prescribed.
The story about the introduction of chemical anti-depressants in Cambodia is excellent.