Hannah Bowers

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Hannah is a senior research fellow at the Primary Care Research Centre, University of Southampton. She has worked 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. She is also a research fellow at the Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation, with experience in intervention co-production methods. Hannah has research experience in distress, emotional regulation and support-seeking in irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia; interventions for chronic pain; intervention co-production and evaluation; depression and long-term antidepressant use and discontinuation; and distress in primary care. Her research interests include mental health in primary care, particularly depression, long-term antidepressant use and distress.


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Antidepressant withdrawal: recommendations for support from people with lived experience


Hannah Bowers summarises a study exploring the need for antidepressant withdrawal support, from 708 survey respondents with lived experience.

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Mindfulness to support antidepressant withdrawal: patient views and experiences


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.

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