This feature focuses specifically on eanxietyf. The Message from Abroad is Mr. Charles Medawar, who has been working on the issue of drug disaster from citizensf perspective for many years. He also played a central part in revealing the drug disaster caused by new type of eantidepressantsf, so] called SSRIS (Paxil in Japan), which have been used in Japan since a few years ago.
SSRIs are originally developed as antidepressants. However, it is now considered to be effective for epanic disorderf induced by eanxietyf, too, and its use has been rapidly broaden to include the treatment for such disorder. On the other hand, patients and their families have been reporting the cases of dependency and suicidality shortly after taking the drug. Nevertheless, due to the lack of understanding about the adverse effects by doctors, the risk remains widely unrecognized by public.
The core issue of the feature is the problems of SSRIs for eanxiety and/or panic disordersf, which were stressed by Mr.Medawar investigating the relationship between suicidality and so on, and the egapf between the patientsf views on side effects and those of doctorsf.
Also, Dr. Umeda explains epanic disorderf, that really needs medical treatment and not.