Our expert says:
There's no simple answer here. It depends, and the best thing would be for you to see your psychiatrist or prescribing doc again for a re-assessment. If the Depression is truly over ( and one usually suggests some 9 months to be sure, to reduce the risk of relapse ) then one may be able to stop, and depending on the type of AD you are taking, your doc can suggest a method for reducing them. Its usually not a great idea to stop suddenly, rather than to reduce the dose gradually. Possible side-effects of stopping too rapidly vary between the ADs.
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