STOPS: A RANDOMISED TRIAL OF A STRUCTURED ONLINE INTERVENTION TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT ANTIDEPRESSANT DE-PRESCRIBING IN PRIMARY CARE

Grant number: 1157337 | Funding period: 2019 - 2024

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Abstract

Alarmingly, last year more antidepressant (AD) prescriptions were written in Australia than there were Australians. This is because many people keep taking ADs for longer than they need to and often don’t know when or even how to stop. We have developed an online program to help people stop when their GP says it’s OK to do so. This Project will test whether our program can help people cease their AD use safely and successfully, thereby reducing costs and adverse health impacts.