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Long waits ‘leave mental health patients in limbo’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Patients with mental health problems are being left in limbo on “hidden” waiting lists by England’s NHS talking therapy service, the BBC can reveal. The service – called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – provides therapy, such as counselling, to adults with conditions like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder […]

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‘Antidepressant Withdrawal’: What This Psychiatrist Tells Patients

As a psychiatrist, patients naturally ask me a ton of questions about medication. (I’m glad—it’s what I’m there for!) When it comes to antidepressants, a lot of people are particularly concerned about “antidepressant withdrawal,” a colloquial term often used to describe what’s medically known as antidepressant discontinuation syndrome (ADS). A lot of times, this question […]