tweets praise for a blog post about antidepressants by George Dawson (who I have mentioned previously eg. see post). He suggests the blog counters the "warped political ideology of anti-psychiatry extremists". I'm not sure what is meant by his claim. I've said before (eg. see previous post) that psychiatrists often label views with which they do not agree as 'anti-psychiatry'.
Dawson regards what he calls the "war on antidepressants" as "really a war on psychiatry". He doesn't seem to be able to appreciate the institutional corruption of modern psychiatry (see eg. previous post) and even seems to suggest that psychiatrists' conflicts of interest with pharmaceutical companies do not matter (see eg. another previous post). I'm not sure who he's blaming for the widespread belief in the chemical imbalance theory of depression (see previous post). He doesn't seem to be able to accept that the evidence for the effectiveness of antidepressants is still open to question (see previous post); nor that the placebo amplification hypothesis could be valid (see another previous post). In fact he seems to think that the placebo amplification hypothesis is that antidepressants work by side effects, which is a misunderstanding of the theory. He needs to gain more understanding of the position of critical psychiatry (see previous post).
I agree antidepressants are not "tools of the devil" but let's stick to the scientific arguments rather than stigmatise so-called warped ideology.