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Position statement on antidepressants and depression

 

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Position statement on antidepressants and depression

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has published a “position statement” setting out its view on optimal use and management of antidepressants.

It discusses the challenges with prescribing antidepressants, including considering the evidence around efficacy, benefits and harms, ensuring they are used when clinically indicated and managing withdrawal. The statement includes a range of recommendations aimed at the UK health departments, national bodies and commissioners. More....