2000 years have passed since Cicero said that: “experience is the best teacher” [Usus magister est optimus]
This is the current dictionary definition of experience:
As a doctor, scientist, and artist I have come to consider experience from many stances. I welcome every view from every stance.
A recent publication of a meta-analysis on antidepressant prescribing has encouraged a wider sharing of experience. My sense of this wide-ranging discourse is that we all share a determination to ease suffering.
Following the publication and reporting of this meta-analysis, some senior colleagues have made, or shared public comments, that invoke war-like or shaming terms:
“All in all it has been a bad few days for the anti-medication cult and their followers”
“It feels like there is a war on antidepressants at the moment”
Some of my senior colleagues, including the President of my College, have publicly shared this:
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