Going off of antidepressants too quickly can spark serious problems

05/25/2004 | NYTimes.com

The FDA's warnings about potentially harmful side effects of antidepressants may prompt some users to stop taking the drugs, but experts warn that unless the drugs are very gradually tapered off, halting usage can bring about serious problems. Among the problems reported by patients who abruptly stop taking the drugs are days of dizziness, nausea, headache, fatigue, intense anxiety, irritability or sadness.

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