I went off Prozac many years ago. My medication free existence worked for about 3 years. Sometimes a med works so well that you believe you haver beaten a problem, Back on Prozac now despite many claims of the latest and greatest. If you have found something that works, stick with it and if anything consider a reduced dosage.
Hi, Lee Lee! Good question! For some people who were experiencing a situational depression (death of a loved one, job loss, etc.) it may be possible to wean off an antidepressant over time. But for most people with clinical depression who try to stop their antidepressant "because they feel better" they will find that their symptoms return (rebound syndrome) and that their antidepressant doesn't work as well.
I guess they don't realize that there is no cure for depression and that they feel better BECAUSE their antidepressant is working.
Best regards, Wildcat
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