“Most of us have been brought up to believe we aren’t good enough and the brokenness we feel is our fault. And, if we work harder, we can fix it. “It is extraordinary how long this goes on for and how long it persists.”
“It’s worth remembering that all medicines do harm,” Chris van Tulleken told a group of parents and grandparents at the start of The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs (BBC One). Episode one of this thought-provoking two-part experiment – a follow-up to van Tulleken’s 2016 programme about over-prescribing for adults – explored why we are giving our children three-and-a-half times as many drugs as we did in the late Seventies.