A member asked:

I'm depressed due to work. am i going to be addicted to my antidepressant pills?

8 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Reevaluate work 1st: If you are depressed due to work, antidepressant medication may not be all that helpful. Antidepressant medication isn't addictive although some cause enough dependency that you can't stop them suddenly without withdrawal symptoms. That is similar to seizure or blood pressure medications which also should be tapered down and off. Solve your work problem first. You may not need antidepressants.

Answered 10/3/2016


Dr. Susan Uhrich answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Not likely: Without knowing the specific medication you are taking, antidepressants generally are not addicting.

Answered 5/7/2016



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