Thousands, perhaps millions, of people who try to quit antidepressant drugs experience stinging withdrawal symptoms that last for months to years: insomnia, surges of anxiety,
Antidepressants can save lives. At best, they work. At worst, they are a sticking plaster, hopefully enabling people to hold it all together until they
All classes of drug that are prescribed to treat depression are associated with withdrawal syndromes. SSRI withdrawal syndrome occurs often and can be severe, and
Coming off antidepressants can take months and doctors must not rush patients into stopping, experts say. Patients benefit from tapering off the drugs over nine
Millions of prescriptions for powerful antipsychotics are handed out each year to treat conditions including insomnia and anxiety, putting patients at risk of severe side-effects
Researchers have published the first scientific paper looking at how patients can safely come off antipsychotic medication while minimising the risk of withdrawal effects. The
Researchers at King’s College London said formal guidelines for tapering antipsychotics were needed.