Guidance from the BPS and its partners, published just over a year ago, gives psychological therapists the information they need to help clients struggling with side effects and withdrawal issues which have resulted from an increase in the prescription of psychiatric drugs.

Guidance for Psychological Therapists: Enabling conversations with clients taking or withdrawing from prescribed psychiatric drugs was produced following Public Health England’s acknowledgment of the growing problem of prescribed drug dependency and withdrawal.

The guidance is designed to enhance support for psychological therapists advising clients who are taking or withdrawing from prescribed psychiatric drugs. It achieves this by expanding on the existing knowledge base about the side-effects for clients taking or withdrawing from prescribed psychiatric drugs and invites psychological therapists to familiarise themselves with core issues relating to their advisory role and the impact that prescribed psychiatric drugs play during psychological treatment.

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