Citizens Commission on Human Rights

The Mental Health Watchdog

Australian National Office

Antidepressants and Online Misinformation

Christopher Lane, Ph.D., Psychology Today, 13 April 2020

Most people get their medical information from the Internet. And that unnerving fact makes it especially important that medical websites are evidence-based, with information that’s accurate, balanced, and up-to-date.

How medicines are presented has a significant influence on prescribing patterns and perceptions of their safety. But informed consent isn’t possible if known harms are minimized or presented in ways that are faulty and misleading.

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