Can I stop taking an antidepressant drug suddenly?

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Withdrawal symptoms happen when you stop an antidepressant drug suddenly. It is often tapered down which helps to minimize or prevent withdrawal side effects. Effexor XR works well for many people, as does Celexa. If at some point you decide that you would like to go off Celexa, be sure to speak with your doctor, as he/she may want to slowly take you off of it.

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Depression Treatment

Depression Treatment

Because it is a multi-faceted condition, treatment for depression is multi-faceted as well. Minor depression can often be treated with therapy and a few simple lifestyle changes, while chronic or major depression treatment can req...

uire medication in addition to therapy. In some severe cases, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be used. It's important to work with your mental health professional to determine which course of treatment for your type of depression is most appropriate.
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