Hannah is currently a research fellow on the REDUCE programme, exploring the feasibility and acceptability of a digital intervention to support patients withdrawing from antidepressants. She has experience in both quantitative and qualitative methods. Hannah has previously conducted research on the role of distress, support seeking and emotional suppression in irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia. Hannah completed a PhD on the role of distress, support seeking and emotional suppression in medically unexplained symptoms where she used a range of research methods. Her research interests include emotion processing, chronic pain and medically unexplained physical symptoms.
Hannah Bowers writes her debut blog on a recent qualitative study, which explores how mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can help people stop taking antidepressants and recover from depression. This paper includes the views and perspectives of participants in the 2015 PREVENT trial.[read the full story...]