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A Family’s Journey to Discover the Side Effects of Antidepressants


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Start Date: 16 October 2021

End Date: 16 October 2021

Duration 29 minutes

Katinka Blackford Newman is a BBC trained documentary film-maker who lives in London. Her interest in this subject began in 2012 when she nearly lost her life because of an adverse reaction to an antidepressant. She was hospitalised and prescribed more drugs which made her extremely ill.  After a year she was lucky to be taken off all the drugs and made a full recovery.

She researched the side effects of antidepressants and interviewed some of the world's leading experts. Her best-selling book 'The Pill That Steals Lives' has been featured on Radio 5 Live, BBC London, Good Morning Britain, the Victoria Derbyshire Show and in The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail and The British Journal of Psychiatry. 

In 2017 her research was made into a BBC Panorama programme  'A Prescription for Murder' which investigated whether an antidepressant could be the cause of one of the worst mass killings of this century.