For those who can't be bothered to look through the whole article, the figure is 2% of patients. Also, due to the large amounts of stress and depression suffered by students in this place, and the health centre's comparative willingness to give them out, I would say that 500 was a more likely figure for number of students taking it. That gives 10 students affected.
actually i got bored with it after the first paragraph. It looked to me like a thinly disguised dig at Sir Richard. Maybe i was wrong, i'll re-read it.
so let me get this straight...
it is habit-forming in 2% of people. Lets say 500 people in college take it ( i'm using Adrian's numbers )...
Lets approximate the number of staff and students in college to a nice round 15000, so that 500 people is 3% of college. The ten people who actually experience side-effects represent something like 0.06% of college.
To summarise, 3% of college should care, 0.06% are actually affected. Relevance?
i suspect that depression is worse than addiction.
It is, but on the other hand, we're talking about a vulnerable group in society, the last thing they need is becoming addicted without being informed of the dangers, well known amongst doctors for a long period of time.
Also, if the stories I've been told about the health centre are true & I have no reason to doubt, 100% of College should be at least slightly concerned about such heartless treatment. Or am I being sentimental again?
I'd still argue a medical scandal of this scale was more relevant than C&G's new name :)
Coming off paroxetine is horrible. I'm doing it now. I feel sick, dizzy and have the electric shock sensation. It's a very different sensation from nicotine withdrawal! I wish I'd known about this aspect before I started taking it.