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Antidepressants Could Lead To Lifelong Dependence

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 02:10 PM


Antidepressants could lead to lifelong dependence, doctors warn, since going off them can trigger agitation, headaches, and flu-like symptoms

The condition — known as antidepressant continuation syndrome — isn't the same thing as drug addiction, because users don't take the drugs to get a "high."
"However," the authors write in a clinical review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, "with extended use, [antidepressants] can be notoriously difficult to quit because they can produce a state of physical dependence."
Doctors often over-prescribe antidepressants and don't have advice patients on how to best wean themselves off the drugs over time, which leads to patients becoming dependent on them, the authors warn.

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