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Harvard guidelines, confused!

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bubbles

Hmmmm

 

https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/going-off-antidepressants

 

" Having discontinuation symptoms doesn't mean you're addicted to your antidepressant. A person who is addicted craves the drug and often needs increasingly higher doses. Few people who take antidepressants develop a craving or feel a need to increase the dose. (Sometimes an SRI will stop working — a phenomenon called "Prozac poop-out" — which may necessitate increasing the dose or adding another drug."

 

Perhaps my brain is simply not processing this properly, but they seem to be saying:

 

Addiction requires one to feel the need to increase the dose. SSRIs do not cause addiction. SSRIs have a phenomenon where they stop working and you need to increase the dose.

 

 

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DrugfreeProf

 

2 hours ago, bubbles said:

Hmmmm

 

https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/going-off-antidepressants

 

" Having discontinuation symptoms doesn't mean you're addicted to your antidepressant. A person who is addicted craves the drug and often needs increasingly higher doses. Few people who take antidepressants develop a craving or feel a need to increase the dose. (Sometimes an SRI will stop working — a phenomenon called "Prozac poop-out" — which may necessitate increasing the dose or adding another drug."

 

Perhaps my brain is simply not processing this properly, but they seem to be saying:

 

Addiction requires one to feel the need to increase the dose. SSRIs do not cause addiction. SSRIs have a phenomenon where they stop working and you need to increase the dose.

 

 

It's just another way for Big-Pharma to say, "Our drugs are safe, effective, and non-addictive!"

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