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What can I expect with Suboxone withdrawal and seasonal depression?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: It's unpredictable.

My thinking is that they are two separate problems and have to be treated as such.
The withdrawal from suboxone when you are more vulnerable to depression ( when your sad tends to flare up ), may make it more likely you will become clinically depressed so it would be wise to take extra precautions if doing so. Withdrawing form suboxone in itself can lead to depression.

In brief: It's unpredictable.

My thinking is that they are two separate problems and have to be treated as such.
The withdrawal from suboxone when you are more vulnerable to depression ( when your sad tends to flare up ), may make it more likely you will become clinically depressed so it would be wise to take extra precautions if doing so. Withdrawing form suboxone in itself can lead to depression.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: SAD Therapy

Treatment for seasonal affective disorder may include light therapy, medications and psychotherapy.
If you have bipolar disorder, your doctor will be careful when prescribing light therapy or an antidepressant. Both treatments can potentially trigger a manic episode.

In brief: SAD Therapy

Treatment for seasonal affective disorder may include light therapy, medications and psychotherapy.
If you have bipolar disorder, your doctor will be careful when prescribing light therapy or an antidepressant. Both treatments can potentially trigger a manic episode.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Opioid withdrawal

Anxiety and mood difficulties are the primary symptoms of chronic opioid withdrawal.
Therefore discontinuation of suboxone must be gradual and directed by a skilled physician. Majority of opioid dependent patients have a neuropsychiatric comorbidity, depression being amongst the most common. All comorbidities need to be addressed to help any single one.

In brief: Opioid withdrawal

Anxiety and mood difficulties are the primary symptoms of chronic opioid withdrawal.
Therefore discontinuation of suboxone must be gradual and directed by a skilled physician. Majority of opioid dependent patients have a neuropsychiatric comorbidity, depression being amongst the most common. All comorbidities need to be addressed to help any single one.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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