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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