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Are antidepressants overprescribed? Yes

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 22 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f191

Re: Are antidepressants overprescribed? Yes

In his rapid response, Philip Gaskell has highlighted the problem of antidepressant discontinuation. The Royal College of Psychiatrists has already published the results of its survey to which he refers. See

Competing interests: No competing interests

28 January 2013
D B Double
Consultant Psychiatrist
Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Victoria House, 28 Alexandra Rd, Lowestoft NR32 1PL