August 29, 2019 at 8:12 am

Antidepressant Withdrawal Is Increasingly Acknowledged

The Cambridge journal Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences recently published paper, “Antidepressant Withdrawal—The Tide Is Turning,” states the medical field was slow to recognize antidepressant withdrawal is a full-blown medical disorder.
SSRI antidepressants instead demonstrate “remarkably high rates of withdrawal reactions … shortly after discontinuation.”
Adverse effects include: “anxiety, irritability, agitation, dysphoria, insomnia, fatigue, tremor, sweating, shock-like sensations (‘brain zaps’), paresthesia (‘pins and needles’), vertigo, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, confusion and decreased concentration.”
To read the full article, click here.