Help at last for the Annoyingly Cheerful

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  • Format Videos
  • Language/s English
  • Target Audience Self-directed learning
  • EBM Stage 0 - Why EBM?
  • Duration <5 mins
  • Difficulty Introductory

Key Concepts addressed


“FDA approves new drug the first drug designed to treat the symptoms of excessive perkiness.”

This humorous 2 minute video by the Onion illustrates some of the tactics used to push unnecessary treatments or “sell” sickness.  The video uses a fictitous treatment called “Despondex” for this purpose,

Note that the video has:

  • a short advertisement at the start
  • some adult language near the end
  • scenes of unwarranted jauntiness throughout.



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Giggle 08:38am Thu 01 Nov 2012

Oh no - this video made me laugh :-(

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