The David Carmichael Story: Violence and Antidepressant Roulette

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He never could have seen this coming. David was struggling through a stressful period in his professional life, and took his doctor’s recommendation to take the edge off of his anxiety with a prescription antidepressant.

As others observed that he was “getting better,” he was actually descending into a private chemically-induced hell of delusion.

The price he paid for his psychiatric treatment will haunt him and everyone he loves, for the rest of his life.

Listen to his story and understand why the prescribing of psychotropics must be halted until and if we can better understand who may fall victim to this Russian Roulette of violence.

For more cases, see rxisk.org and ssristories.org.

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KELLY BROGAN, MD, is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the New York Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your OwnOwn Your Self, the children’s book, A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook Integrative Therapies for Depression. She is the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset, and the membership community, Vital Life Project. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. Learn More