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Wednesday, 20, January, 2021

What’s Wrong With the NICE Depression Guideline?

35 organisations have expressed concern over the draft 2018 NICE guidelines for depression. In a joint stakeholder position statement, six methodological issues were raised.

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. 

Politics and Psychiatry: the Cost of the Trauma Cover-Up

In Noel Hunter’s recently published Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services, she asks, “Are we continuing to funnel money into a fundamentally broken system?”

Antidepressants: is there a better way to quit them?

Millions of us take SSRIs, and most can give them up without too much trouble. So why do a minority suffer severe side-effects?

Patients are STILL not being warned of withdrawal pain from depression pills, say experts

Patients are still not being warned how difficult it can be to come off antidepressants, say psychiatrists campaigning for a reduction in the needless use of the drugs.