antidepressants

Stopping antidepressants

The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) has recently issued information about stopping the taking of prescribed antidepressants. It covers the following topics: What are antidepressants? What symptoms might you experience when stopping antidepressants and how severe can they be? What causes antidepressant withdrawal symptoms? Who is affected by antidepressant withdrawal symptoms? How can I tell if it is withdrawal symptoms, or my depression/anxiety coming back? Does this mean that antidepressants are addictive or can cause dependence? When and how to stop antidepressants Examples of tapering plans Appendix 1: Risk of withdrawal symptoms with individual antidepressants Appendix 2: Potential types of withdrawal symptoms The provision of this information is a welcome step – one that the RCP’s counterparts in the USA (the…
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Depression

This area of our site is under development. It currently contains links to a selection of posts about depression: The Inflamed Mind: A radical new approach to depression Ten Myths about Depression and Psycho-Pharmacology: The New Anatomy of Melancholy Brain Changer: How diet can save your mental health – cutting-edge science from an expert Understanding Anxiety and Depression (part 2): Antidepressants Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry Can cold water swimming treat depression? ECT depression therapy should be suspended, study suggests New Study Links Certain Words with Depression in Teens It’s Not Always Depression Running and mental health: ‘I couldn’t see a way past depression until I ran’ Breaking the Bonds: Understanding Depression, Finding Freedom Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression, Boost Mood Depression and Me The Phenomenology of Depression: What It’s Like When the ‘Dark Fog’ Descends Explaining My Depression to My Mother Lost Connections – Uncovering the real causes of depression and the unexpected solutions Is Depression Unhappiness? Doctors gave me depression pills I DIDN’T need for 20 years Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me – My Journey Through Depression Is everything you think you know about depression wrong? Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease Quiz used to diagnose depression is designed by drugs company Drugs alone won’t cure the epidemic of depression. We need strategy Gardening can help beat depression “Do antidepressants work?” A humanistic perspective Anti-depressants: “They’re popped like smarties.” Young, British and Depressed Teens are increasingly depressed, anxious, and suicidal. How can we help? Magic Medicine Antidepressants: The Emperor’s New Drugs? Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Gut Feelings Study I know antidepressant withdrawal symptoms are real. Why didn’t doctors? Antidepressants are not antidepressants – an alternative approach to drug action and implications for the use of antidepressants People on antidepressants also tend to have trouble identifying their feelings Results of World’s Largest Antidepressant Study Look Dismal My life in sex: ‘After taking antidepressants, my genitals felt numb’ Could your medications be making you depressed? NHS antidepressant prescribing—what do we get for £266 million per year? Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder
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