January 25, 2021 at 12:13 pm

More Docs Need to Learn How to Safely Deprescribe

“The harmful effects of withdrawal from psychiatric drugs are beginning to be recognized in the research literature. Still, the shift has not necessarily made its way all the way to frontline clinicians.

In the US, by 2014, 12.7% of the population was prescribed an antidepressant. Researchers have recently estimated that 56% of users will experience withdrawal when they try to stop, and 46% of those who experience withdrawal will have “severe” withdrawal symptoms.”

Read the full article at https://www.madinamerica.com/2021/01/facebook-groups-provide-psychiatric-drug-withdrawal-help-doctors-dont/?mc_cid=f4e865d474&mc_eid=ddd7b4b2cc