Research into prolonged antidepressant withdrawal syndrome: case reports are being requested « Beyond Meds

Posted on June 12, 2011

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This post is somewhat related to the core purpose and message of this blog, yet at the same time a bit off topic because of its nature.

Here is the information you will need to participate or refer someone you might know to participate in this research project:

An Italian researcher is collecting case reports of prolonged antidepressant withdrawal syndrome for important research papers now in progress.
Please send your case report immediately — instructions and an e-mail address are given below. Reports may be in English, French, Spanish, or Italian.
The research effort is led by Dr. Carlotta Belaise, a colleague of Dr. Giovanni A. Fava and frequent co-author with him of scientific papers challenging the long-term use of antidepressants. 
Dr. Belaise is a research fellow in the Affective Disorders Program of the department of psychology at the University of Bologna in Italy. Her research team is collecting data on antidepressant withdrawal syndrome, “which we strongly believe is a very important, common and delicate clinical problem.”
“A couple of manuscripts on this important issue are in progress.” 
Please send your case report immediately in this format: 
  • Your pseudonym (to use if your report is published)
  • The date of this report
  • Your current age
  • Gender (if female, menopausal?)
  • Psychiatric drug history
  • When and how did you taper off each medication?
  • Your symptoms in the earlier phase of withdrawal
  • Your current symptoms
  • Which symptoms have gotten better? Which have gotten worse? What treatments have been helpful?
  • Is there anything else you would like to say about withdrawal and withdrawal syndrome?

Your identity will remain confidential. Researchers may contact you through your e-mail address for clarification, if necessary, and possibly for longitudinal follow-up periodically.

Send your e-mail to:

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