On Drugs: Antidepressants

Comedian Jacob Hawley explores the UK drugs scene.

This week he hears about the world of antidepressants: Are they overprescribed? How do they work? Who do they work for? He talks to his best mate Rebecca, and comedians Ahir Shah and Angela Barnes about their relationship to medication, he heads to Birmingham to hear from Emma Carrington of Rethink about her experiences working with patients on antidepressants and Dr David Healy about his research into the realities of SSRIs.

Jacob Hawley is a Silver ARIA-winning, BBC New Comedy Award Finalist, as seen on BBC3 and heard on BBC Radio 4.

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues discussed in this podcast, you can find help and support here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1kS7QTDB16PWkywhsXJLzxz/information-and-support-addiction-alcohol-drugs-and-gambling

Jacob Hawley: On Drugs is a BBC Studios production for BBC Sounds.

Art by Made Up

Music by Buddy Peace

Producer: Nick Coupe