After completing this module, pharmacy technicians will be able to:
- Respond with confidence to patients who ask about stopping their antidepressant
- Describe the updated NICE principles on stopping antidepressants
- Understand the tapering process used to discontinue antidepressants.
Contributing author: Ami Hale, MPharm, PgDip and Nana Tomova MPharm, PgDip, MRes Pharmacist Independent Prescribers and Lead Pharmacists, Mental Health Community Teams, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust.