Sad depressed black man on a bench in a park
Side view portrait of a sad depressed black man sitting on a bench in a park

Medicine’s Awais Aftab discussed new study regarding antidepressants

Who is the psychiatrist behind the antidepressant study taking over right-wing media?

Rolling Stone: Awais Aftab, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, weighed in on an explosive study that recently went viral, widely promoted as proof positive that everything we know about antidepressants is wrong. “The paper is not coming in a vacuum,” Aftab said. “It’s coming with two decades of work in which (the author) has consistently challenged the characterization of depression as a mental illness. If someone is not familiar with this prior background, it may not be obvious to them. It’s not an accident the discussion went in that direction.”