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NICE revises antidepressant guidance to warn of 'severe' withdrawal symptoms


Re DeadEndDr, Totally agree. We find huge numbers of patients who have stopped taking SSRIs contrary to advice without a jot of trouble. They rock up a year later depressed again looking for more. Compliance has always been poor with these drugs. The tiny vocal minority who bitterly complain of withdrawal issues are the usual suspects, often heartsinks who have side effects from paracetamol, pollute social media with their medical mishap nightmares, and should never have received an SSRI in the first place (though they’re often prescribed in desperation 30 minutes into a 10 minute consultation)

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17 Oct 2019

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