Here are some topics that may answer your questions. Tapering - what you need to know
History of the black box warning on antidepressants about "discontinuation syndrome"
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WHAT CAUSES WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS? One theory of antidepressant withdrawal syndrome dysautonomia
How psychiatric drugs remodel your brain
What is happening in your brain? protracted withd
One huge difference is
Side effects occur when you are on the drug, they are a result of the drug's presence in your body.
Withdrawal symptoms occur when you reduce the drug, they are a result of physiological dependence and the drug's absence at the accustomed level in your body.
Mild side effects, such as nausea, might go away over time. In fact, doctors assume that ALL side effects will go away over time. However, this is not true, and continuing side effects indicate the drug and your b