Make shared decisions

Shared decision-making is about supporting individuals and carers to feel empowered to discuss their treatment.  It involves a move away from the “Doctor knows best” approach to more meaningful discussions with individuals about the treatment options available as well as their risks and benefits.

Shared decision-making involves supportive and collaborative discussions between individuals and prescribers when reviewing antidepressants and considering ongoing needs. The aim is to ensure that you consider the individual’s concerns and preferences regarding the reduction and/or cessation of antidepressants in order to tailor individualised treatment plans.

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