The Royal College of Psychiatrists Position Statement on antidepressants and depression was published on the 29th May 2019:
The following day the President, Registrar and CEO of the Royal College of Psychiatrists were speaking at this accredited Continuing Medical Education event for psychiatrists. The President opened the day with a Keynote Address.
In the afternoon the “Invited Lecture” was given by a UK psychiatrist and paid opinion leader whose talk was titled “Myths about mood disorders”.
The following “FACT was presented at this “Invited Lecture”:
This slide was shared on social media by a number of attending psychiatrists, one of whom said: “summary slide on-antidepressants absolutely brilliant presentation – facts beating the myths”.
The following day several ‘Expert Opinions’ were published by the Science Media Centre in relation to the Royal College of Psychiatrists Position Statement on antidepressants and depression, including this one:
“Antidepressants, like all drugs, should be taken as per best advice. So called withdrawal reactions are usually mild to moderate and respond well to simple management. Anxiety about this should not obscure the real benefits of this type of treatment.”