Antidepressants raise the risk of an early death by 33%

Psychiatrists disputed the latest findings, made by researchers at McMaster University, Canada, arguing that the drugs have been safely used for years and offer a lifeline for depressed people.

Taking antidepressants could increase the risk of an early death by a third, a major study suggests.The drugs – among the most commonly prescribed in the UK – do more harm than good, researchers claim, and their use should be severely curtailed.Psychiatrists disputed the latest findings, arguing that they have been safely used for years and offer a lifeline for depressed people.  Taking antidepressants could increase the risk of an early death by a third, a major study suggests (file ima...