Support needed for people on antidepressants
Research by Mind shows people don’t get enough information about side effects
Mind has called for better support for people taking antidepressants to help them cope with the impact on relationships, work and social life, as fresh analysis of the charity’s research from 2012 is published in the journal Psychiatry Research this month.
The research, based on a survey of over 1,000 people taking antidepressants, reveals that almost two-thirds (60 per cent) of people taking antidepressants feel the medication affects at least one of five key areas of their lives: their sex life; work or study; social life; close relationships; and independence. Less than half (48 per cent) of respondents felt they had been given enough information about side effects of their medication by the health professional prescribing it to them. MIND