Study highlights difficulty of stopping antidepressants


Patients with a long history of depression may have a rough time stopping the use of their medication British researchers have published a study that finds more than half the patients fifty six percent who had been on anti depressants and we're feeling better relapsed within a year of stopping their medication by contrast those who kept on taking anti depressants even when feeling better had a much lower relapse rate the study looked at nearly five hundred patients mostly middle aged women who were taking a common class of anti depressant drugs like Zoloft or Prozac mostly without counseling as is common in Britain an editorial in the New England journal of medicine is suggesting that medication for life maybe advise for some patients who have had several bouts of depression I'm Jackie Quinn

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