n Mental Health Matters - Nice acts on psychiatric medication guidelines - research

Volume 6 Number 5
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A new review on withdrawing from psychiatric medication recommends that the UK’s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on psychiatric medications urgently needs to be changed. NICE’s current guidelines state that withdrawal symptoms from psychiatric medication “are usually mild and self-limiting over about one week”, but a review (1) commissioned by UK parliamentarians says there’s evidence that “more than half of all people taking antidepressants experience withdrawal problems when they try to give them up, and for many people in the UK, these problems are severe.”

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