Therapists want guidance on prescription psychiatric drugs, survey confirms

“Over 50 per cent of respondents said that more than half of their clients were taking psychiatric drugs such as antidepressants, anxiolytics or antipsychotics.”

Ella Rhodes, writing in The Psychologist, on a survey led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence:

“Early findings from a recent survey of practising therapists provides compelling evidence that guidance for therapists to support them dealing with clients taking or withdrawing from psychiatric prescription drugs is greatly needed.

Of the 1,200 therapists that responded to the survey led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence (APPG for PDD), nine out of ten said it would be helpful to discuss issues around taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs with clients, but fewer than one in ten (7 per cent) felt their training equipped them to respond to questions very well …”

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Therapists want guidance on prescription psychiatric drugs, survey confirms
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