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What could happen if I stop taking anti depressant?

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floridagirl56 22 Sep 2017

It depends on the type of anti-dep you take. If it is a ssri like prozac or a srni like effexor you cannot stop abruptly. You must wean off. The older drugs in the tricyclic category, elavil for example, that cause extreme drowsiness and weight gain should not be stopped abruptly either. Your best path is to tell your doc what you want to do and follow their time table for cessation of any antidepressants. I hope this helps.

Stephen Treloar 22 Sep 2017

At worst you will return to the exact depressive state that led you to seek help in the first place. Antidepressants are not cures, they are therapies that need to be continued.

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