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Medical community must ensure that those needing support to come off antidepressants can get it - Wendy Burn (BMJ Opinion) 2020

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  1. MSEsperanza

    MSEsperanza Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Wendy Burn: Medical community must ensure that those needing support to come off antidepressants can get it (BMJ Blog)

    The BMJ Opinion, September 25, 2020

    https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/09/2...port-to-come-off-anti-depressants-can-get-it/
     
  2. hinterland

    hinterland Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Mea culpa. Never an easy admission for those in positions of power, so well done, Wendy Burn. Let’s hope other past presidents of the RCPsych are paying attention.
     
  3. MSEsperanza

    MSEsperanza Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Just wanted to check which format the BMJ used to publish this mea culpa.

    Not an editorial.
     
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    MSEsperanza Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Something just reminded if of this.
     
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    MSEsperanza Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Again was reminded of that.

    I think that's a strong hint that in an illnesses that hasn't an established biomarker yet, patients' reports of harms from a certain treatment can easily be misinterpreted as being minor or transient, not caused by the treatment etc -- so not a relevant side effect / adverse reaction.

    Especially if you depend on assessment by the same people involved in setting up trials or otherwise hold strong beliefs that there treatment works and does no harm.
     
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