A 2016 metastudy which reviewed 5787 publications and 130 trials came to the following conclusion:
Treatment of adult healthy volunteers with antidepressants doubled their risk of harms related to suicidality and violence
So these studies were done on “healthy volunteers with no signs of a mental disorder”. Perfectly happy and stable individuals. You then give them antidepressants and half of them end up at risk of killing themselves.
Combine this with the conclusion of a very prominent study published in the prestigious Lancet last year:
It is unclear whether antidepressants are more efficacious than placebo.
I find this incredible, which leads me to my thought of the day: I sometimes wonder if mankind wouldn’t be better off if the whole pharma industry were just banned from this planet.