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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