Saturday, October 23, 2021

Stimulant Prescribing Patterns for ADHD Not Impacted by Scientific Evidence

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The article suggests that research challenging the evidence for ADHD drugs does not lead to changes without public campaigns.

Lack of Guidance Available for Discontinuing Psychiatric Drugs

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A new article discusses the lack of research dedicated to discontinuing psychiatric drugs and reviews existing strategies.

Internet Forum for Tapering Psychiatric Drugs Provides Novel Insights

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After 15 years, the founder of SurvivingAntidepressants.org, Adele Framer, shares what she has learned about the science of withdrawing from psychiatric drugs.

Antidepressant Withdrawal Misdiagnosed as Functional Disorder

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Adverse physiological symptoms of antidepressant withdrawal are regularly mistaken to be other problems to the detriment of the patient.

Antidepressants Still Linked to Increased Suicide Risk

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Bias and financial conflicts in antidepressant trials “contribute to systematic underestimation of risk in the published literature.”

Another Failed Study of “Personalized” Depression Treatment

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Due to lackluster antidepressant study results, researchers test if subgroups of depressed patients show greater improvement.

Keys to Successful Discontinuation of Antipsychotic Medication

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Qualitative study finds that both internal resources and systemic factors play a role in antipsychotic discontinuation outcomes.

Recovery Rate Six Times Higher For Those Who Stop Antipsychotics Within Two Years

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People with "serious mental illness" who stop taking antipsychotics are more likely to recover, even when accounting for baseline severity.

Researchers Document Protracted Withdrawal from Antidepressants

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Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome characterized by long-term adverse experiences after coming off of antidepressants.

New Research Questions Safety of Esketamine for Depression

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An analysis of FDA adverse event reports related to esketamine shows the potential for negative effects such as suicidal and self-injurious ideation.

Researchers: “Antidepressants Should Be Avoided in Bipolar Depression”

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New research finds that antidepressants are not effective for bipolar disorder and can worsen symptoms of mania.

Facebook Groups Provide Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Help When Doctors Don’t

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A new study looks at how online communities provide information and support for patients experiencing psychiatric drug withdrawal.

Psychosocial Disability Rights and Digital Mental Health: An Interview with Piers Gooding

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MIA's Emaline Friedman interviews legal scholar Piers Gooding on his work on disability rights and digital mental health technologies.

Listening to the Patient Voice: The Antidepressant Withdrawal Experience

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Patient advocates join with researchers and service users to present first-hand experiences of antidepressant withdrawal.

Suicide Rates Did Not Decrease When Antidepressant Drugs Were Introduced

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Researchers investigate the claim that the introduction of antidepressant drugs led to decreases in suicide rates internationally.

Increasing Numbers of Children Prescribed Multiple Psychiatric Medications

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According to researchers, children are being increasingly prescribed multiple different psychiatric medications.

Promising Preliminary Results from a Small Study of Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy

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A new study offers promising results for psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for depression.

Researchers: Antidepressant Use in Children Increases Suicide, No Evidence of Benefit

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Noted antidepressant researcher, Michael Hengartner, summarizes the latest research on the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents.

Anticholinergic Drugs Increase Risk of Cognitive Decline

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A new study finds that anticholinergic drugs, like antidepressants and antipsychotics, are associated with mild cognitive decline.

Researchers: It’s Time to Stop Recommending Antidepressants for Depression

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Researchers review a new synthesis of the existing evidence and conclude that the harms of antidepressants outweigh any benefits.
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Antipsychotic Augmentation Increases Risk of Death

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A new study finds that adding an antipsychotic to existing antidepressant treatment is associated with a 45% increased risk of early death.

Greater Exposure to Antipsychotics Associated with Worse Long-Term Outcomes

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A new study finds adverse long-term consequences associated with the increased use of antipsychotics in first-episode psychosis.

Psychiatry’s Top Experts Acknowledge Lasting Harms of Antidepressant Withdrawal

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Royal College of Psychiatrists’ former president demands support for patients coming off antidepressants.

Further Results Confirm Antidepressants Increase Risk of Violent Crime By 26%

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Taking an SSRI antidepressant was associated with a 26% increased risk of violent crime conviction.

Unblinding in Antidepressant Trials Biases Results

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Studies that compare the effectiveness of different antidepressant drugs are unreliable, according to new research in BMC Psychiatry.

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