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Title: Antidepressant withdrawal : the tide is finally turning
Authors : Hengartner, Michael Pascal
Davies, James
Read, John
et. al : No
Published in : Epidemiology and Psychiatric¬†Sciences
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Cambridge University Press
Issue Date: 22-Aug-2019
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Administration; Adverse effects; Antidepressants; Depression; Drug side effects other
Subject (DDC) : 616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
Abstract: Withdrawal reactions when coming off antidepressants have long been neglected or minimised. It took almost two decades after the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) entered the market for the first systematic review to be published. More reviews have followed, demonstrating that the dominant and long-held view that withdrawal is mostly mild, affects only a small minority and resolves spontaneously within 1-2 weeks, was at odd with the sparse but growing evidence base. What the scientific literature reveals is in close agreement with the thousands of service user testimonies available online in large forums. It suggests that withdrawal reactions are quite common, that they may last from a few weeks to several months or even longer, and that they are often severe. These findings are now increasingly acknowledged by official professional bodies and societies.
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.1017/S2045796019000465
ISSN: 2045-7960
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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