In this article, we look at why it can be hard to stop taking antidepressants and the symptoms that withdrawal can cause. We also cover which antidepressants are harder to stop taking, how to relieve symptoms, and tips for stopping safely.
Antidepressants can help to reduce anxiety, low mood, and suicidal thoughts. The medication works by changing the way in which the brain uses chemicals to balance mood or deal with stress. Antidepressants cannot cure depression, but they do reduce its symptoms.