LBC Radio interviews Professor John Read

This clip from Thursday 27th June is a short interview on LBC radio, of Professor John Read speaking about this recent study, ‘Internet and Telephone Support for Discontinuing Long-Term Antidepressants’ JAMA Network Open, 2024; 7(6) doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.18383

Recordings of our Conference in May 2022 available now on Youtube

As a little reminder, the conference featured Carina Håkansson, Robert Whitaker, Laura Delano, Joanna Moncrieff, Magnus Hald, Stevie Lewis and Mark Horowitz. The conference had overwhelmingly positive feedback. So if you couldn’t join us last May, this is your chance to catch up! You can watch the playlist here https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn6xouxOUzCRfjnpywrEqImvkDkCthwsL

“Stabilise, reduce, stabilise, reduce.” New research on existing deprescribing services

A global survey of services around the world for deprescribing psychiatric drugs identifies common practices among 13 existing services (8 in the UK and 5 in other countries). Cooper, R. E., Ashman, M., Lomani, J., Moncrieff, J., Guy, A., Davies, J., Morant, N., Horowitz, M. (2023). Stabilise-reduce, stabilise-reduce”: A survey of the common practices of …

Guidelines for Deprescribing Paths developed in Italy in a participatory process

The Italian network of IIPDW is pleased to share a new Guideline for Deprescribing, developed in response to an increasing dominance of pharmacological treatments in Italian mental health departments. The Guideline is founded on the belief that mental health professionals should be informed about deprescribing options, and aims to open a phase of reassessment of …

Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome & its Management

Stevie Lewis is a campaigner and board member of IIPDW. She took an SSRI for 17 years, the majority of which was spent trying and failing to stop because the withdrawal effects were so severe. Mark Horowitz is an Associate of IIPDW, a Clinical Research Fellow in psychiatry at University College London and North East London NHS …

Review of Beverley Thomson’s book ‘Antidepressed’ by Stevie Lewis, IIPDW Board Member

Antidepressed: A Breakthrough Examination of Epidemic Antidepressant Harm and Dependence by Beverley Thomson.  Book review by Stevie Lewis, Board Member of IIPDW This is based on a book review written for the journal Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches The author of Antidepressed, Beverley Thomson, is a writer, researcher and speaker with a focus on psychiatric …

IIPDW responds to the Council of Europe’s draft report on ‘Addiction to Prescribed Medicines’

IIPDW has submitted a response to the Council of Europe about their provisional report on ‘Addiction to Prescribed Medicines’, which was released in December 2021. The final report is due to be published in March 2022. The Council of Europe is Europe’s leading human rights organisation. Founded in 1949, it includes 47 member states, with …