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

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

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

In brief: Not likely

Without knowing the specific medication you are taking, antidepressants generally are not addicting.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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