Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link
Promoting awareness of medicines that can harm mental health


For informaton on many topics, please refer to the list on the left of the page and to the other headings above.

We have obtained information in over 20 years of research, from medical papers and case reports and attending meetings and conferences.

We organised three APRIL charity conferences, They were unusual for medical conferences and totally funded by APRIL and supporter. Most medical meetings are funded by the pharmaceutical industry which stifles and discussion on iatrogenic (treatment induced) harm from medication. 

We share some of this information on the web site and direct you to where one can access up to date information from the pharmaceutical manufacturers, Electronic Medicines Compendium,

 the UK medicines regulatory agency (MHRA), Drug Analysis Prints they now call iDAPS (records of the few reported adverse drug reactions (ADRs) they receive, which is estimated to be less than 10% of serious ADRs)

The UK Yellow Card Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) reporting system can be accessed by patients following years of campaigning for patients to be able to report harm from medicines. Few doctors report as they feel the knowledge is there if a common side-effect and rare ADRs including the psychiatric ADRs are not often reported due to the doctor not being sure or not knowing one has occurred. Not being sure but knowing the incident occurred when taking a drug, means an ADR SHOULD be reported. 

Drug Warnings and Alerts from regulators

UK warnings

European Medicines Agency


Drug Alerts and recalls from manufacturers



We wish to help create awareness, hopefully before harm is caused. However many people do not read the warnings and are unaware of early signs of intolerance, in particular if the headaches, nightmares or insomnia leads to depression or a psychotic episode.. This sadly includes some of those who prescribe medicines.

We hope you will find information that is of help to you.

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