Along with Paul’s Sydney Morning Herald op-ed on climate scepticism this interview won the Australasian Association of Philosophy Media Prize for 2012

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One in six people worldwide will experience depression over the course of a lifetime. Of those in Australia who seek treatment nearly 80 per cent are treated with antidepressant medication.

Dr Paul Biegler’s research leads him to believe that while drugs may ease depression, doctors cannot ethically prescribe them if they know there is a drug-free therapy option available that is equally effective.

He is author of The Ethical Treatment of Depression – Autonomy through Psychotherapy and his work has earned him the Australian Catholic University Prize for Research in Ethics — part of the 2011 Australian Museum Eureka Science Prizes.