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Best way to release from antidepresant?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Reduce it slowly

To be safe, reducing medications should be done with a doctor's supervision.
Some antidepressants are less likely than others to cause withdrawal symptoms and your doctor will know that and adjust accordingly.

In brief: Reduce it slowly

To be safe, reducing medications should be done with a doctor's supervision.
Some antidepressants are less likely than others to cause withdrawal symptoms and your doctor will know that and adjust accordingly.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Talk with doctor

Talk with your doctor about this.
Some people do just fine stopping antidepressants and others have problems. If you are concerned, it is best to taper off the medication.

In brief: Talk with doctor

Talk with your doctor about this.
Some people do just fine stopping antidepressants and others have problems. If you are concerned, it is best to taper off the medication.
Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends.

It depends on a number of factors.
Are you feeling better because of the medication? Have you been on it long enough that if you get off your symptoms won't come back? Is this your first or fifth episode of depression? Depending on these answers, it may be okay for you to be weaned off with the help of your doctor.

In brief: Depends.

It depends on a number of factors.
Are you feeling better because of the medication? Have you been on it long enough that if you get off your symptoms won't come back? Is this your first or fifth episode of depression? Depending on these answers, it may be okay for you to be weaned off with the help of your doctor.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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