October 28, 2021 at 5:29 am

Depression Pills Must be Slowly Tapered

Antidepressant withdrawal can be severe and long-lasting. A new study found 84.6% of people who tried to discontinue an antidepressant experienced withdrawal symptoms, which lasted for over a year for 47% of them. It is critical that healthcare professionals understand the signs of antidepressant withdrawal and withdrawal akathisia which can include “anxiety, tearfulness, dread, numbness, brain zaps (described as similar to “electric shocks”), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, nightmares, sexual problems, confusion, and amnesia.”

Read the full article at https://www.madinamerica.com/2021/10/researchers-provide-guidance-reducing-stopping-psychiatric-drugs/