https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/side-effects/201905/antidepressant-guidelines-tighten-in-the-uk

“…Doctors across the United Kingdom will soon be told to warn millions of patients taking antidepressants that ending treatment can cause “severe” adverse effects and last much longer than previously advised…”

 

 

“...One 2010 study from Japan found that 78 percent of people trying to taper off Paxil (Seroxat) experienced severe withdrawal symptoms. Last September, London-based researchers James Davies and John Read received global coverage when they concluded, based on a meta-study of 23 earlier peer-reviewed studies, that “more than half (56 percent) of people who attempt to come off antidepressants experience withdrawal effects.” Further, almost half of them (46 percent) described the effects as “severe.”

In a March 2019 article on antidepressant withdrawal for the New York Times, Benedict Carey added, “Dutch researchers in 2018 found that 70 percent of people who’d had trouble giving up Paxil or Effexor quit their prescriptions safely by following an extended tapering regimen, reducing their dosage by smaller and smaller increments….”

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2 thoughts on “The Truth… at last.

  1. When they say “much longer than previously advised..” lets be clear on what much longer means. It means YEARS!!! Are you reading this Wendy-i’m-in-denial-Burns!

    Still haven’t seen the word addictive appear but I guess all we will get is baby steps at this stage…
    “the Royal College of Psychiatrists warned that the effects of ending treatment can, in fact, be “severe” and last for weeks, even months”

    ‘severe’ – yes but even thats an understatement. And we are talking traumatizingly suicide-inducingly severe.

    ‘last for weeks even months’- that’s the exception not the norm…the truth is they will last for years!

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  2. “…Doctors across the United Kingdom will soon be told to warn MILLIONS of patients taking antidepressants that ending treatment can cause “severe” adverse effects and last much longer than previously advised…”

    Just take a deep breath and reflect on that number for a moment….millions, we are talking MILLIONS! harmed by doctors. The reality is, worldwide its tens of millions.

    What a betrayal! What a violation! What a hoodwinking!, What a scam!, What an uninformed consent! What a deception that has been perpetrated.

    lets not forget this:
    “…the ssri era will soon stand as one of the most shameful in the history of medicine.” Healy.

    “Falsehood flies and the truth comes limping after; so that when men come to be undeceived it is too late: the jest is over and the tale has had its effect.” Jonathon Swift, 1710

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