APRIL Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link

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APRIL (Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link)

Our aim and what we do

APRIL is a UK charity seeking to create awareness that many common medicines and anaesthetics can induce psychiatric adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and withdrawal symptoms, including depression, anxiety, insomnia, agitation, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and actions, or violence towards others.

APRIL charity gives a voice to patients and those bereaved due to ADRs or severe  withdrawal effects. We have enabled sufferers of iatrogenic (treatment induced) illness, to share their experiences with the medical profession at meetings, conferences and via audio and video recordings.

APRIL has influenced changes in patient information and the promotion of patient reporting of ADRs to the regulators.

We are supported by friends and those we help. The Lottery helped fund our last conference. We do not and would not accept funding from industry related to pharmaceuticals. APRIL is independent from any other charity or organisation.

Please read APRIL's blog: http://aprilcharity.blogspot.com/  and follow us on Twitter @APRIL_charity

To obtain copies of articles we have written please contact the charity direct. Please follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with current thinking, scientific information and warnings about adverse effects of medicines.

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An invitation from respected French therapeutics journal funded by subscriptions from doctors to speak in Paris, led to the following talk by Millie Kieve:

Victims of adverse drug reactions; 
coming out of denial as a society, in the name of better care

Pilule d'Or Prescrire 2014In 2014, in Europe, victims of serious adverse drug reactions are still having huge difficulties in being recognised as such. It is time to point out the inacceptable nature of this situation, and to take action. 
A conference-debate on this theme was held at Prescrire's annual "Pilule d'Or" ("Golden Pill") awards ceremony, which took place in Paris on 30 January 2014.

Millie Kieve, the founder of the UK charity April (Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link) offered a chance to listen to victims' voices, especially via personal stories.

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION IN THE TALK AND ADDITIONAL REFERENCES AND STORIES OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE ON THE PRESCRIRE WEB SITE. (Préscrire is a therapeutics journal independent of pharmaceutical funding and supported by over 30,000 doctors who subscribe to the journal.

The pdf of Millie's talk in English can be accessed here: http://english.prescrire.org/Docu/Archive/docus/KieveM_PiluleDOrPrescrire2014.pdf

For the French version or to access the video this is the link:

http://english.prescrire.org/en/81/168/49181/0/NewsDetails.aspx

People who find APRIL and have suffered from adverse reactions that affect them mentally and physically say it is "so good to know someone understands and that I am not alone".

Contact Us

APRIL Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link Room 311
Linen Hall
162-168 Regent Street

London
W1B 5TD

Phone: 020 7998 1561
Email:

http://www.april.org.uk

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/milliekieveaprilcharity

APRIL Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link News

The role of relatives and friends in antidepressant treatment

Date posted: 11 Nov 2015

The role of relatives and friends in antidepressant treatment is an article in Prescriber online 3rd November and paper journal 5th November. (Authors Professor Janet Krska and Millie Kieve) The article followed two tragic suicides of students. In one case the family or flat mates were unaware of the 20 year olds risk of suicide as they did not know she had been prescribed Prozac plus beta blockers (enough to stop her heart !). The other was a young man who's family were only informed of a first suicide attempt, following his death at a second attempt. The article highlights the need for patients to inform a close person if they take SSRI and similar antidepressants. … Read More»

APRIL Blog

Date posted: 03 Dec 2014

http://aprilcharity.blogspot.co.uk/ For latest news on which pharmaceutical drugs may cause psychiatric adverse reactions please review our blog posts at aprilcharity.blogspot.co.uk and follow us on Twitter @APRIL_charity… Read More»

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March 2016 March 2015
Total Income £6,290 £8,457
Total Expenditure £7,663 £7,720

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