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Antidepressant:when long treatment success&gradually discontinued, neurotransmitters amount return imbalance?Please explain, with best regards.

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Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: A known unknown

We know the atd initial actions, but the brain transmitters and circuitry adapt in a complex manner. Some people relapse, some do fine when they stop.
But the risk of relapse is higher than those who continue. Be very careful stopping if you have history of suicidal tendencies.

In brief: A known unknown

We know the atd initial actions, but the brain transmitters and circuitry adapt in a complex manner. Some people relapse, some do fine when they stop.
But the risk of relapse is higher than those who continue. Be very careful stopping if you have history of suicidal tendencies.
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Antidepressant

Purpose of antidepressant is to balance your neurotransmitters such as serotonin and/or norepinephrine.
When you taper off, it's hoped that your body can maintain balance. However if not, then you may feel depressed/anxious once more. If so, talk to doc about restarting same medication.

In brief: Antidepressant

Purpose of antidepressant is to balance your neurotransmitters such as serotonin and/or norepinephrine.
When you taper off, it's hoped that your body can maintain balance. However if not, then you may feel depressed/anxious once more. If so, talk to doc about restarting same medication.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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