Discontinuing the use of antidepressants can be problematic, but many people taking these drugs choose the painful withdrawal process, and subsequent depression, over the emotional numbness the meds can cause. This hard-hitting program documents the drastic effects on the filmmaker’s well-being as he weans himself off Paxil—and reveals unethical links between the FDA, the American Psychiatric Association, and the pharmaceutical industry, all of which downplayed Paxil’s harmful side effects.
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