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Strategies to Reduce Use Of Antidepressants - An article from the British Pharmacological Society


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I read an article this morning from the British Pharmacological Society titled " Strategies to Reduce Use of Antidepressants". It is the first truly hopeful article I have come across that shows that medicine is starting to understand the harm it is doing to people and that there are better ways to deal with things and are taking steps in that direction. It discusses withdrawal and discontinuation syndrome, proper tapering, short term vs. long term use, and mentions that the risks may outweigh the benefits in many cases. I saw in the news this morning that the British NHS just issued a directive which falls in line with this article. Here is a link to the article.

 

https://bpspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bcp.14475

Current Psychiatric Medications

  1. Paxil 10mg daily (a.m.) 2017 - Present
  2. Carbamazepine IR  159 mg twice daily (318mg Daily) 2011 - Present (Currently Tapering)

Past Psychiatric Medications From 1994 to August 2021   Seroquel (in Recovery since August 2021 final dose 6.25mg), Depakote, Lithium, Risperidone, Xanax, Lamotrigene, Olanzapine, Lorazepam, Welbutrin, Trazodone, Oxazepam, Gabapentin, Abilify, Topiramate, Prazosin, Ambien (See Attached Spreadsheet And Seroquel Tapering And WIthdrawal Summary)

Current Non Psychiatric Medications Levothyroxine 88mcg (a.m.)-Vitamin D3 1000 IU (p.m.)-Fexofenadine 180 mg twice daily -Clonidine 0.1 mg (p.m.)-Azelastine / Ipratropium / Nasacort Nasal Spray

Other - Fish Oil Twice Daily-Multi-Vitamin (a.m.)-Vitamin C 1000mg Daily (a.m.)-Saline Nasal Spray-Salsalate 750mg twice daily PRN, Diclofenac Gel on affected joint PRN-Magnesium Citrate 250mg twice daily, Betaine HCL & Digestine Enzymes With Meals

Quitting Seroquel_A Vacation In Hell_Redacted.pdf

Other Documents https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/26099-feralcatman-recovering-from-seroquel/?do=findComment&comment=633907

 

 

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