5 ways GPs can reduce patients' antidepressant fears

The difference between patients who feel they have been issued a “criminal record” and those who feel “a weight lifting off their shoulders” when prescribed an antidepressant appears to be largely influenced by their GP's approach, new research suggests.

Interviews with 108 patients aged 22-84 from Australia and the UK have revealed the major concerns that patients have when their GP suggests starting an antidepressant.

Some people are worried about the possible addictive and mind-altering properties of the drugs while others feel troubled by the stigma surrounding