Researchers question the long-term use of antipsychotics and suggest increased research and investment in psychosocial interventions.
“Short and simple psychological programs can prevent people from relapsing when they stop their antidepressants.”
Hanna Pickard on the elusive middle ground between personal responsibility and systemic factors in our understandings of addiction.
The prominent psychiatrist explores why antidepressants remain highly overprescribed and offers solutions to the problem.
Researchers have found further evidence that the anticholinergic effect of psychiatric drugs can lead to cognitive impairments.
The FDA collaborated with Biogen to conduct repeated re-analyses of aducanumab for Alzheimer's and FDA committee members are raising concerns.
Medical researchers present evidence that ADHD is overdiagnosed in children and teens, which can lead to significant harm.
While professional guidelines recommend antidepressants for back pain, researchers point out the lack of evidence for their usefulness.
Researchers find a lack of current literature on safe, effective ways to manage antidepressant withdrawal and make suggestions for future research.
The article suggests that research challenging the evidence for ADHD drugs does not lead to changes without public campaigns.
A new article discusses the lack of research dedicated to discontinuing psychiatric drugs and reviews existing strategies.
After 15 years, the founder of SurvivingAntidepressants.org, Adele Framer, shares what she has learned about the science of withdrawing from psychiatric drugs.
Adverse physiological symptoms of antidepressant withdrawal are regularly mistaken to be other problems to the detriment of the patient.
Bias and financial conflicts in antidepressant trials “contribute to systematic underestimation of risk in the published literature.”
Due to lackluster antidepressant study results, researchers test if subgroups of depressed patients show greater improvement.
Qualitative study finds that both internal resources and systemic factors play a role in antipsychotic discontinuation outcomes.
People with "serious mental illness" who stop taking antipsychotics are more likely to recover, even when accounting for baseline severity.
Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome characterized by long-term adverse experiences after coming off of antidepressants.
An analysis of FDA adverse event reports related to esketamine shows the potential for negative effects such as suicidal and self-injurious ideation.
New research finds that antidepressants are not effective for bipolar disorder and can worsen symptoms of mania.
A new study looks at how online communities provide information and support for patients experiencing psychiatric drug withdrawal.
MIA's Emaline Friedman interviews legal scholar Piers Gooding on his work on disability rights and digital mental health technologies.
Patient advocates join with researchers and service users to present first-hand experiences of antidepressant withdrawal.
Researchers investigate the claim that the introduction of antidepressant drugs led to decreases in suicide rates internationally.
According to researchers, children are being increasingly prescribed multiple different psychiatric medications.