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Hello, my name is James and I’m really excited to announce Let’s Talk Withdrawal, a new weekly podcast discussing antidepressants.

We present real experiences of antidepressant treatment including withdrawal and tapering and experts tell us what it's really like within the modern mental healthcare system. Come and join us to listen to stories from around the world that are sometimes shocking, sometimes inspirational but always fascinating and enlightening. Hear the real story of the drugs used to treat anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses and the brave people who struggle with them.

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Mar 19, 2017

This week, we talk to Professor Peter Gøtzsche who is Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Denmark. Professor Gøtzsche graduated as a master of science in biology and chemistry in 1974 and as a physician in 1984. He is a specialist in internal medicine; worked with clinical trials and regulatory affairs in...

Mar 14, 2017

Just a little podcast extra to say thank you for listening and thank you for your support. If you like the podcast please leave us a review on iTunes and share on Facebook and Twitter. If you want to get in touch, email me on

Mar 13, 2017

Welcome to Let's Talk Withdrawal. This week, we talk to Giovanna from Australia. Giovanna was prescribed an antidepressant aged 17 and tried many times to withdraw over the next 23 years. She shares her experiences with us including the advice and support that she received and her hopes for the future. For more...

Mar 6, 2017

Welcome to Let's Talk Withdrawal. This week, we talk to Claire who shares her powerful story of being prescribed antidepressants at the age of 16 and her experiences of trying to withdraw.

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Mar 6, 2017

Welcome to Let's Talk Withdrawal. This week, we talk to Professor John Read from the University of East London. Professor Read worked for nearly 20 years as a Clinical Psychologist and manager of mental health services in the UK and the USA, before joining the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 1994, where he...