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The Defeat Depression Campaign

From Hole Ousia. I was started on an SSRI antidepressant in the period not long after the “Defeat Depression Campaign,” in my case for “Social Anxiety...

Why We Need to Abandon the Disease-Model of Mental Health Care

From Scientific American. Peter Kinderman writes: In my book A Prescription for Psychiatry I offer a manifesto for mental health and well-being. I argue...

Antidepressant Withdrawal – The Tide is Finally Turning

In a recent paper in the journal Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, authors summarise the progress made in recent months when making the case that withdrawal from antidepressant drugs is often longer-lasting and more severe than guidelines or conventional wisdom suggests.

Manchester University Antipsychotic Discontinuation Survey

Manchester University is currently recruiting people to take part in a research study looking at what support people with experience of psychosis want when stopping antipsychotic medication. 

I Hope Others can be Spared the hell I Went Through with Depression Pills

Like millions of Britons who’ve taken prescribed antidepressants, when I tried to stop taking the pills I suffered serious psychiatric symptoms. In fact, I felt so suicidal that I had to be admitted to hospital.