MIA's Madison Natarajan interviews Natalie Campo about integrative psychiatry and holistic approaches to drug tapering and withdrawal.
Researchers find that most psychiatric drugs cause severe withdrawal despite attempt s to gradually decrease the dosage.
After suffering PTSD in the late 1980s, I reluctantly accepted antidepressants. In time, I had resolved the trauma, but when I tried to stop the antidepressants (Prozac, and later Zoloft), I assumed my desperate feelings and “return” of depression were an indication I had an imbalance and needed those drugs. I didn’t understand I was experiencing withdrawal. (I was never told that for most people, psychiatric medications need to be tapered.)
A recently published study from noted critical psychiatry expert Joanna Moncrieff explored the barriers that prevent clinicians from helping service users in discontinuing or...
Recent claims about antidepressant effectiveness have been based on misleading statements and misunderstandings of the science.
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.
A new article in Lancet Psychiatry finds that slower tapering of SSRIs is better for preventing antidepressant withdrawal effects.
Meta-analysis of antidepressant tapering finds CBT and MBCT can aid in tapering, but limited studies met inclusion criteria.
In the interest of the patients who are currently experiencing withdrawal reactions and the many more who will suffer withdrawal effects in the future, we need to end this “war.” Academic psychiatry must address these problems and conduct thorough research on withdrawal reactions.
Researchers reveal the limitations and misleading interpretations of two recent studies that claim to demonstrate that long-term antipsychotic use leads to better outcomes.
Mixed-Methods study explores the experiences of antipsychotic discontinuation among service users.
New research suggests that clinicians should exercise caution prescribing SNRIs as first-line treatment for mood and anxiety disorders.
People who reduced antipsychotic use by tapering were doing just as well after five years as those who continued using the drugs.
An interview with Professor Sami Timimi and Professor John Read who provide an update on a complaint made to the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists by a group of thirty academics, psychiatrists and people with lived experience.
Effects of discontinuing SSRIs and SNRIs reported on an online forum indicate significant and long-lasting withdrawal symptoms.
From STUFF: More than half of antidepressant users had withdrawal when stopping the medication and a third reported addiction issues, a study finds. Only one per...
A new study by Peter Groot and Jim van Os has found that tapering strips help people successfully discontinue antidepressant medications.
New understandings of medication and withdrawal experiences warrant rethinking conceptualizations of health and “madness."
A new study explores how people manage to discontinue antipsychotic medication and examines how social supports may improve outcomes.
Researchers find that support and self-care were helpful for users during discontinuation, but that mental health professionals were not very helpful.
Review study compares outcomes of gradual vs. immediate antipsychotic discontinuation when switching from one drug to another.
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