Health Tip: Don't Suddenly Stop Antidepressants
-- Antidepressant medications shouldn't be stopped without a doctor's supervision. If the drugs are stopped suddenly, withdrawal-like symptoms of a condition called antidepressant discontinuation syndrome (ADS) may emerge.
The condition isn't dangerous, and symptoms often subside within a week, the American Academy of Family Physicians says. Here are common symptoms of ADS:
- Being anxious.
- Feeling sad.
- Being irritable.
- Feeling fatigued.
- Having headaches
- Feeling nauseous or vomiting.
- Feeling dizzy.
Posted: June 2010
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