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Study claiming antidepressant withdrawal is less common than thought fails to account for risks in long-term users

By Mark Horowitz, Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in Psychiatry, UCL
Joanna Moncrieff, Professor of Critical and Social Psychiatry, UCL
A new review of research about antidepressant withdrawal has confirmed it does exist, but also reports that it’s less common and severe than previously found.

These findings feed into a growing debate about how common and severe withdrawal effects are. But we argue the researchers probably underestimate the incidence in long-term users who are most at risk of withdrawal effects.

One of the main limitations of this review is that it involved mostly short-term…The Conversation

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