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Will stopping taking all drugs help with my depression?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree
In brief: What kind of drugs?
Stopping use of illicit and unprescribed drugs is deifnitely a step in the right direction.
To maximize the healing process, i would also engage in a psychotherapy process.

In brief: What kind of drugs?
Stopping use of illicit and unprescribed drugs is deifnitely a step in the right direction.
To maximize the healing process, i would also engage in a psychotherapy process.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: No please wean
Sometimes antidepressents may increase depression or may ppt mania or increase suiciadal tendencies, best approach is to see your psychiatrist for a consult and discuus all the options and wean off.
There is neuro star tms available , which fda approved, look in your area , and check out that option if that is an option suitable, stooping all the meds is not a good option.

In brief: No please wean
Sometimes antidepressents may increase depression or may ppt mania or increase suiciadal tendencies, best approach is to see your psychiatrist for a consult and discuus all the options and wean off.
There is neuro star tms available , which fda approved, look in your area , and check out that option if that is an option suitable, stooping all the meds is not a good option.
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Thank
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
As Dr. Haroon stated, unless you are talking about drugs of abuse. In which case, yes. But again, depending on the drugs, you may need to get help to get off of them or risk you life!
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