On and Off with Antidepressants

A NYTimes reader asked if it's "harmful to go on and off antidepressants a few times a year." The answer is, it might be. Antidepressants are "the kind of medication that you have to take every single day, and it takes awhile to build up in your body before it starts working.” It also may take a while and some testing to find a good antidepressant and dose for you.  

If are thinking of going off antidepressants, make sure to talk to your medical professional. Read through the list of potential withdrawal symptoms so you know what to expect. If you do stop, make sure you cut back slowly and in constant communication with your doctor. 



Posted on September 4, 2015 .