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Honours Research Survey - Motivation for Joining an Antidepressant Tapering Group

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A study by researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia is investigating the use of social media groups in helping people to reduce their antidepressant medication.  


If you are 18 years or older and are a member of the Surviving Antidepressants Facebook group, we invite you to participate in a quick, anonymous, online survey where you can share your experiences.  

Your responses may help raise awareness of the role social media groups in antidepressant tapering and help to highlight any potential issues currently present in medication reduction guidelines and support for patients. 


For more information and to take part please click the link below:  



Thank you for your consideration,


Mr Noor Abid, Dr Cath Kaylor-Hughes, Prof Jane Gunn and Ms Amy Coe.




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Please everybody, participate in Noor's survey, it's not restricted to Facebook groups.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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Done! I hope many people will reply. 

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.


Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 6 of slide 11. Down to 9,4143 mgai / 0,1171 mgpw. 68,62% done.


Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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