CEP supports the APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence‘s campaign for a national 24 hour helpline to support people trying to withdraw from prescribed drugs, including benzodiazepines and antidepressants. Please write to your MP and ask him or her to support the APPG and its helpline campaign. You can find out how to do this here: http://cepuk.org/2016/09/21/support-campaign-recruit-mps-demand-national-helpline-prescribed-drug-dependence/
Welcome to the website of CEP, the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry.
CEP exists to communicate evidence of the potentially harmful effects of psychiatric drugs to the people and institutions in the UK that can make a difference. The scientific record clearly shows that psychiatric medications, portrayed as safe and effective by areas of the medical profession, often lead to worse outcomes for many patients, particularly when taken long term. Our members include psychiatrists, academics, withdrawal support charities and others who are concerned about the prevalence of the ‘medical model’ and the increasing numbers of prescriptions for psychiatric drugs being given to both adults and children.
To reduce psychiatric harm by communicating the latest evidence to policymakers and practitioners, by sharing the testimony of those who have been harmed, and by supporting research into areas where evidence is lacking