Clinical guidelines on antidepressant withdrawal urgently need updating
Davies, J, Read, J, Hengartner, M P, Cosci, F, Fava, G, Chouinard, G, van Os, J, Nardi, A, Gøtzsche, P, Groot, P, Timimi, S, Moncrieff, J, Spada, MM and Guy, A (2019). Clinical guidelines on antidepressant withdrawal urgently need updating. BMJ. 365.
|Authors||Davies, J, Read, J, Hengartner, M P, Cosci, F, Fava, G, Chouinard, G, van Os, J, Nardi, A, Gøtzsche, P, Groot, P, Timimi, S, Moncrieff, J, Spada, MM and Guy, A|
In February 2018 the international debate on antidepressant withdrawal was reignited. In response to a letter published in The Times by Davies et al. on the benefits and harms of antidepressants, the Royal College of Psychiatrists publicly stated that ‘[for] the vast majority of patients any unpleasant symptoms experienced on discontinuing antidepressants have resolved within two weeks of stopping treatment’.
|Publisher||BMJ Publishing Group|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1136/bmj.l2238|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l2238|
|21 May 2019|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||29 May 2019|
|Accepted||20 May 2019|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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