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Millions at risk from antidepressant withdrawal, new review by CEP members concludes


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An article dated today from CEPUK: 

 

Millions at risk from antidepressant withdrawal, new review by CEP members concludes

 

They link to their own PDF version of this article here:

 

A systematic review into the incidence, severity and duration of antidepressant withdrawal effects: Are guidelines evidence-based?

 

However, I noticed that the actual article as been withdrawn from the Science Direct website of journals: 

 

TEMPORARY REMOVAL: A systematic review into the incidence, severity and duration of antidepressant withdrawal effects: Are guidelines evidence-based?

 

The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated.

 

Not sure what is going on, but with  issues involving the Royal College of Psychiatry and the recent removal of Dr. Peter Gøtzsche from the Cochrane Collaboration, I will be following this to see how it unfolds. 

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It made the BBCs main website, and was sent to me by a couple of friends who'd seen it, 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45717465

 

I gather from this that advice for GPs regarding anti depressant withdrawal might soon be being 'urgently reviewed' 

 

http://prescribeddrug.org/millions-at-risk-from-antidepressant-withdrawal-new-review-concludes/

 

Too soon to hope? Not to be met by a condecending smirk at the gps when you tell them that you think that actually, anti depressants have made you sicker, and that you are in fact 'in withdrawal', would be wonderful. Acknowledgement would be wonderful. 

Citalopram. Briefly early twenties, no ill effects seemingly. Don't remember dose.

 

Sertraline on and off for ten years.  I was ignorant and started and stopped frequently. Doses of 50, 75 and 100. I can not recall/did not record dates prior to 2018.

 

JANUARY 2018: Last period of use was was 150mg of sertraline on 14/01/18  (which triggered extreme depression and anxiety that never settled, amongst other symptoms). I then tapered to 100mg in March (15/03/18), then down to 75mg in April(01/04/18) , 50mg later (11/04/18) 25mg in May  (16/05/18),  and was at 0mg in June (02/06/18).

 

Mirtazapine 15mg 01/08/18- 02/10/18, 15mg (6 weeks at 15mg the two week taper). - caused deeply unpleasant waves of extreme anxiety, depression, zombie state and mania.

 

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Thanks for posting those links, Vincent.

 

Caspur also is discussing these issues on a related thread:

 

Psychiatric drug withdrawal study gets news coverage in the UK

 

It's good to see this information getting out there. 

CURRENTLY AWAY FROM THE FORUM

 

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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