Hi, loner!! Some people (like me) have stopped without problem, but for the majority of people it's weeks of hell. Even I stopped under medical care.
The only way to stop psychiatric medications is under your doctor's supervision by gradually tapering the dosage over several weeks. And, of course, as Laurie said there's a very real chance of your depression/anxiety returning full blast.
Best wishes, WCV
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