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How many of 1829 antidepressant users report withdrawal effects or addiction?

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, June 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 1,560)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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10 news outlets
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3 blogs
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37 X users
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1 Facebook page
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2 YouTube creators

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Title
How many of 1829 antidepressant users report withdrawal effects or addiction?
Published in
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, June 2018
DOI 10.1111/inm.12488
Pubmed ID
Authors

John Read, Claire Cartwright, Kerry Gibson

Abstract

More than 10% of adults are prescribed antidepressants annually in some countries. Recent increases in prescribing can be explained more by repeat prescriptions than new patients. This raises the question of whether antidepressants are addictive. A total of 1829 New Zealanders who had been prescribed antidepressants completed an online survey; 44% had been taking antidepressants for more than 3 years and were still taking them. Withdrawal effects when stopping medication were reported by 55%, and addiction by 27%. Paroxetine had particularly high rates of withdrawal symptoms. Only 1% of participants recalled being told about withdrawal effects when prescribed the drugs. Such high rates of withdrawal symptoms suggest that all concerned, including mental health nurses, need to help people considering antidepressants to understand that it can be difficult to withdraw from them. It will also be beneficial to closely monitor people already taking antidepressants and who are at risk of long-term usage.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 66 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 17%
Student > Master 7 11%
Other 6 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Researcher 4 6%
Other 10 15%
Unknown 24 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 9 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 9%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Computer Science 2 3%
Other 10 15%
Unknown 27 41%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 126. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 September 2023.
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#333,024
of 25,477,125 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
#9
of 1,560 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,370
of 343,350 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
#1
of 54 outputs
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