I know antidepressant withdrawal symptoms are real. Why didnt doctors? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Like many, Ive experienced severe side-effects from withdrawal, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett Its something of a relief to see before you, written down in black and white, what you have known to be true for a long time: in this case, that antidepressant withdrawal symptoms arent, well, all in your head. In a significant shift in position, the Royal College of Psychiatrists now accepts that it has Lancet Psychiatry paper co-authored by David Taylor, the director of pharmacy and pathology at the Maudsley Hospital in London, who has himself experienced withdrawal, describing it in a recent 7.3 million people in 2017-8 were given a prescription, 70,000 of whom were under 18. These pills are often prescribed in consultations …