New guidance on how to taper and discontinue from psychiatric drugs from leading researchers Mark Horowitz and David Taylor.
Researchers developed a rating scale to better assess service users’ experiences tapering antidepressant and/or antipsychotic medication.
Research suggests that slowly tapering off an antipsychotic reduces the risk of withdrawal psychosis compared to abrupt discontinuation.
A new study investigates how antidepressant withdrawal effects often get confounded with depression relapse in clinical trials.
A new article in Lancet Psychiatry debunks past studies claiming that those on low doses of antipsychotics are more likely to relapse.
A researcher and service user Stevie Lewis recounts her own experience with antidepressant withdrawal and what she wishes her doctors knew.
“Short and simple psychological programs can prevent people from relapsing when they stop their antidepressants.”
Researchers find a lack of current literature on safe, effective ways to manage antidepressant withdrawal and make suggestions for future research.
MIA's Richard Sears interviews psychotherapist Anne Guy about working with clients withdrawing from psychiatric drugs.
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.
Qualitative study finds that both internal resources and systemic factors play a role in antipsychotic discontinuation outcomes.
Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome characterized by long-term adverse experiences after coming off of antidepressants.
Patient advocates join with researchers and service users to present first-hand experiences of antidepressant withdrawal.
A new study by Peter Groot and Jim van Os investigated whether tapering strips can help people stop using antidepressants.
A new review of strategies to support both patients and practitioners through the process of discontinuing antidepressants.
Trials of antidepressants for relapse prevention are confounded by withdrawal effects caused by the drugs.
Neuropsychological assessments reveal the cognitive, occupational, and social impact of polypharmacy in psychiatry.
Researchers suggest that the pharmaceutical industry had a vested interest in using the term “discontinuation” in order to hide the severity of physical dependence and withdrawal reactions many people experience from 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.
Psychiatrists argue that current practice fails to account for the interaction of biological, psychosocial and iatrogenic factors.
Study reviews psychological interventions for antidepressant discontinuation.
Researchers examine how rapid discontinuation can mimic the relapse of mental health symptoms and confound psychiatric drug studies.