Research seminar on depression pills

Researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre have recently published important results on the effects of depression pills based on close to 70,000 pages of clinical study reports of placebo-controlled trials we have obtained from the European drug regulators. These results question the rationale for using depression pills in depression, and they have ramifications also for other psychiatric drugs.

We are also involved with Cochrane reviews of psychiatric drugs, including a review on withdrawal of depression pills. At the seminar, we will discuss the latest evidence and what the consequences might be on current medical practice. 

When: Thursday 14th June 2018, from 1pm. to 4.30 pm.
Where: Bethesda, Rømersgade 17, Copenhagen (Israels Plads)


13.00-13.30 Peter C. Gøtzsche, professor
Benefits and harms of depression pills

13.30-14.00 Guest speaker Laura Delano, psychiatric survivor
Risk-reducing taper protocols: An overview of methods yielding the best outcomes in the layperson withdrawal community

14.00-14.15 Coffee

14.15-14.45 Guest speaker Bertel Rüdinger, pharmacist
What happens when psychiatric drugs are being slowly withdrawn?

14.45-15.15 Anders Sørensen, psychologist and PhD student
Scientific evidence about withdrawal and practical guidance

15.15-16.30 General discussion

Register now by sending an email to (admission is free).  Please note your background in the email, as we will preferably admit health professionals if the seminar is overbooked.