Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and Its Management

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From BJGP Life: “Long-awaited National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on how to safely stop antidepressants (and other drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal) were published on 20 April 2022 and outline a method of stopping antidepressants that is a sharp departure from previous guidance, based on the latest science and clinical experience in this field.

While this guidance represents a significant advancement, the novelty of the guidance and the brief fashion in which it is outlined make it challenging for GPs to implement it in practice. This is why [the International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal has produced] a 1-hour training video to explain the details of how to safely taper antidepressants, which will allow GPs to convert this guidance into improved clinical care.”

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