Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Tag: antidepressant withdrawal

Researchers Seek Standardized and Safe Antidepressant Tapering Protocol

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A new study promotes the use of a standardized approach to antidepressant tapering.

Researchers Identify Factors to Predict Risk of Antidepressant Withdrawal

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Paroxetine, SNRIs, and MAOIs were associated with the highest risk of withdrawal, as was long duration of use and whether the person experienced withdrawal in the past.

Antidepressant Withdrawal Linked to Suicide Attempt in Case Study

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Researchers suggest that antidepressant withdrawal can be a possible precipitant of suicide.

If We Knew What We Know Now

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I never questioned the adults around me or wondered if the medications were necessary. Of course they were necessary. A doctor said so.

A Different Psychiatry Is Needed for Discontinuing Antidepressants

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The problems related to the use of antidepressants cannot be solved by an oversimplified psychiatry brainwashed by the pharmaceutical industry.

How to Distinguish Antidepressant Withdrawal from Relapse

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Mark Horowitz and David Taylor provide advice on how to tell the difference between antidepressant withdrawal and depression relapse.

How Providers Can Support Psychiatric Drug Discontinuation

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Supportive patient-practitioner relationships are crucial to the successful discontinuation of psychiatric medication.

When Tapering Antidepressants, is Going Slow Always the Best Strategy?

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Do we take enough account of total drug exposure time when devising antidepressant tapering strategies?

Withdrawal Symptoms Cloud Findings of Antidepressant “Relapse” Trial

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Leading researchers point out that a new antidepressant study in NEJM failed to account for withdrawal symptoms, casting doubt on the results.

Giovanni Fava – A Different Psychiatry is Possible

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In this podcast, we hear from the renowned clinician and researcher Dr. Giovanni Fava about his latest book entitled “Discontinuing Antidepressant Medications”.

Researchers Provide Guidance for Reducing and Stopping Psychiatric Drugs

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New guidance on how to taper and discontinue from psychiatric drugs from leading researchers Mark Horowitz and David Taylor.

“Relapse” in Antidepressant Trials Likely Caused by Sudden Withdrawal

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A new study investigates how antidepressant withdrawal effects often get confounded with depression relapse in clinical trials.

Jim van Os and Peter Groot: When Assessing Antidepressant Withdrawal Methods,...

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Jim van Os and Peter Groot discuss their paper: “Successful Use of Tapering Strips for Hyperbolic Reduction of Antidepressant Dose: A Cohort Study” published in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology.

Boy, Interrupted: A Story of Akathisia

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I watched my son’s life change almost overnight. He developed akathisia from antidepressants, taken as prescribed for just a few weeks for garden-variety anxiety.

Mental Health Survival Kit, Chapter 4: Withdrawing from Psychiatric Drugs (Part...

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Psychiatrists have made hundreds of millions of people dependent on psychiatric drugs and yet have done virtually nothing to find out how to help the patients come off them again.

Cochrane Review Calls for More Research on Antidepressant Withdrawal

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Researchers find a lack of current literature on safe, effective ways to manage antidepressant withdrawal and make suggestions for future research.

Online Experts on Withdrawal

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Online communities are stepping in to help people facing withdrawal effects amass information and receive support for their withdrawal experiences.

Researchers Document Protracted Withdrawal from Antidepressants

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

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.

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.

Literally Indescribable: Are Antidepressants Addictive?

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“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.

Exploring Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Town Hall Discussion Series

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Our new discussion series aims to explore what we do and don’t know about safe withdrawal from antidepressants, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines and stimulants.

Surviving Antidepressants: An Interview with Adele Framer

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That is the truth about withdrawal syndrome: It’s like a 50-50 chance that you’re going to have a problem. If you’re in the unlucky half, you’re gonna be really unlucky.

The Reckoning in Psychiatry Over Protracted Antidepressant Withdrawal

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Medically-induced harm—affecting tens of millions of people worldwide—has taken the field decades to take seriously.

How Academic Psychiatry Minimized SSRI Withdrawal

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If academic psychiatry is evidence-based, why did it take two decades to recognize SSRI withdrawal as widespread and chronic among patients?