Antidepressants: Please, PLEASE, do not just abandon your meds!

Antidepressants may not be as helpful as you’d hope, but they could be a vital component of a suite of approaches that eventually proves helpful. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Please, do not just abandon your medication. If you’ve been prescribed drugs to treat an illness, suddenly dropping it altogether – for whatever reason – is invariably a very bad move. And this is as true for things like antidepressants as it is for insulin or antibiotics. Antidepressant withdrawal syndrome is a real problem. It doesn’t effect everyone equally, but that’s always been the case with antidepressants. The effects can be...

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