Growing rates of long-term psychiatric drug prescriptions and documented issues with withdrawal demonstrate a need for safe deprescribing practices.
In online communities, patients learn their strange symptoms may be due to the medications they are taking, and are offered solutions that provide hope.
A study finds that commonly prescribed antidepressants are associated with the development of diabetes, hypertension, and other diseases.
After 15 years, the founder of SurvivingAntidepressants.org, Adele Framer, shares what she has learned about the science of withdrawing from psychiatric drugs.
A new study has found a strong association between antipsychotic drugs and higher rates of severe cases of COVID-19.
Study reviews psychological interventions for antidepressant discontinuation.
Researchers review the risks and benefits of deprescribing from antipsychotic drugs and advocate for a patient-centered approach to tapering.
New guidelines recommend deprescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists for adults.
A partnership designed to decrease antipsychotic use in elderly patients may have led to increased use of medications with even worse risk/benefit profiles.
Correcting unnecessary long-term antidepressant use is difficult and met with apprehension by providers and service-users.
In this post for Better Health While Aging, Dr. Leslie Kernisan discusses the importance of making sure that older adults are taking the minimum amount...
Researchers interviewed doctors about the barriers that prevent them from being able to decrease excess medications.