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Honours Research Survey - Motivation for Joining an Antidepressant Tapering Group


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NoorUniMelb

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS NEW RESEARCH

 

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:  

https://melbourneuni.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0H7qH4EEpS8tyia

 

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.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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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 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% 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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NoorUniMelb

Just under 2 weeks remain until the survey closes. 

 

The survey will remain open until the 13th of August 2021. 

 

The survey is relatively short and will only take 10-15 minutes to complete. All responses are greatly appreciated :)

 

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Just under 1 week remains until the survey closes.


The survey will remain open until the 13th of August 2021.


The survey is relatively short and will only take 10-15 minutes to complete. All responses are greatly appreciated 🙂

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Thanks, Noor!

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

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NoorUniMelb

24 hours until the survey will close!

 

The survey is relatively short and will only take 10-15 minutes to complete. All responses are greatly appreciated 🙂

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We would like to send a big thank you to all who took the time to complete our survey investigating the motivations for joining antidepressant support groups on social media.
 
We are hopeful that the results will continue the ball rolling for future research and highlight the supportive potential these groups can have for those who are in need of guidance and support.
 
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Sorry I missed this.  Can I suggest cross posting to the Australia members thread next time?  Best wishes with your research

My taper visualised as a graph   |   My intro thread

I am not a health professional - your actions are your own

 

Backdrop:  10mg olanzapine 2003-06.  3mg risperidone 2006-2014.  Abortive x-taper to aripiprazole Dec 2014, back to 10mg olanzapine after 3 weeks.

2015:  10 -> 7 1/2 -> 6 2/3 -> 5mg olanzapine using pill cutter

2018:  Finer taper liquid suspension 5mg to 2.5 Mar-Aug and hold

2019: Jan 2.5 | Eostre EMDR@2.1mg | Jul 1.625 | Oct 1.3

2020: Jan 1.214 | Apr 0.88 | July 0.69 | Oct 0.525

2021: Jan EMDR@0.44 | Apr 0.38 | Jul 0.26 | Sep 0.20

"Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your country did to you"  -- KMFDM

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