December 4, 2020 at 5:24 am

The BJGP, a leading primary care research journal, has published an important letter about misdiagnosis of antidepressant dependence and withdrawal. We appreciate the efforts of authors Marion Brown and Stevie Lewis to increase awareness of adverse drug effects that can cause suicidality and suicide.

They write, “Most urgently, we urge individual prescribers to always raise with their patients possibilities such as antidepressant adverse effects and/or potential dose-change and withdrawal issues before initially prescribing an antidepressant for any patient – and before attributing patients’ subsequent development of ‘unexplained’ ‘functional’ symptoms to psychosomatic ‘medically unexplained’ or ‘functional’ syndromes and disorders.”

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