A frank discussion with Professor David Healy,
Dr Joanna Moncrieff,
Pam Armstrong of CITA
and Adam Jhugroo, mental health nurse who works alongside psychologist Rufus May.
'Can you get hooked on antidepressants?'
What are the issues and problems of coming off SSRI and other antidepressants?.
Should Benzodiazepines be stopped before or after coming off the SSRIs?
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