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A 31-year-old member asked:

whats worst antidepressant withdrawal or benzo withdrawal?

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Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Benzo withdrawal: Some antidepressants can have very unpleasant flu like withdrawal symptoms, like Paxil or effexor, (venlafaxine) but benzo withdrawal can result in seizures and death if going cold turkey from a high dose of benzos. Both should be tapered if you would like to stop taking them, to minimize the withdrawal symptoms.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Do antidepressants reverse social withdrawal forcing people into uncomfortable situations?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
No med can force: You into an uncomfortable situation. Antidepressant medications do not change who you are, they only adjust neurotransmitter levels back towards a normal balance.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

I am addicted to coffee. Is it bad for you? How do I quit? I feel I get anxious when. I drink it. I am on antidepressants. No drink=withdrawal

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Coffee is good for: you, but like anything else, if you over-use it you will pay the price. Cut your coffee drinking in half for a week, then half again, etc. Get to the point where you can have a cup in the morning and leave it at that. Peace and good health.

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