An article in JAMA Psychiatry advises very slow tapering for best results when discontinuing antipsychotic drugs.
Adverse physiological symptoms of antidepressant withdrawal are regularly mistaken to be other problems to the detriment of the patient.
Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome characterized by long-term adverse experiences after coming off of antidepressants.
Researchers interviewed people who were given medical advice to discontinue antidepressants.
A new update to the NICE guideline for depression suggests providers discuss long-term, severe antidepressant withdrawal symptoms.
“My life was very, very good.” That’s how Michael sums up how things were for him—prior to his suffering from devastating withdrawal effects after discontinuing GlaxoSmithKline’s blockbuster drug Paxil.
Prominent researchers conduct a review of antidepressant withdrawal incidence, duration, and severity. Results lead to call for new clinical guidelines.
Neuropsychological assessments reveal the cognitive, occupational, and social impact of polypharmacy in psychiatry.
A new study looks at how online communities provide information and support for patients experiencing psychiatric drug withdrawal.
Patient advocates join with researchers and service users to present first-hand experiences of antidepressant withdrawal.
Tony Kendrick, a professor of Primary Care at the University of Southampton, has found through his research and practice that too many people are being prescribed antidepressants long-term without the information and support necessary to get off of them.
New research suggests that clinicians should exercise caution prescribing SNRIs as first-line treatment for mood and anxiety disorders.
Online communities are stepping in to help people facing withdrawal effects amass information and receive support for their withdrawal experiences.
A new study by Peter Groot and Jim van Os investigated whether tapering strips can help people stop using antidepressants.
People who reduced antipsychotic use by tapering were doing just as well after five years as those who continued using the drugs.
New guidelines recommend deprescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists for adults.
Rethinking Madness and Medication: Researcher Discusses Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal and Survivor Movements
New understandings of medication and withdrawal experiences warrant rethinking conceptualizations of health and “madness."
After 15 years, the founder of SurvivingAntidepressants.org, Adele Framer, shares what she has learned about the science of withdrawing from psychiatric drugs.
Antidepressant users share their frustrations towards a healthcare system that overprescribes but is ill-equipped to support with discontinuation and withdrawal symptoms.
Correcting unnecessary long-term antidepressant use is difficult and met with apprehension by providers and service-users.
A team in the Netherlands is currently investigating the effects of tapering off of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy....
Psychiatrist and psychologist outline pharmacological and psychotherapeutic strategies for discontinuing antidepressants.
Researchers interviewed doctors about the barriers that prevent them from being able to decrease excess medications.
Research suggests that slowly tapering off an antipsychotic reduces the risk of withdrawal psychosis compared to abrupt discontinuation.
Current long-term users of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs identify barriers and facilitators for discontinuation.