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Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome

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7 KEY FACTS
SYMPTOMS
Flu-Like Symptoms
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Flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, lethargy, muscle aches, headaches, sweating, and diarrhea are very common in this condition.

Insomnia
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Insomnia is also a frequent manifestation of this condition.

Nausea
Nausea/vomiting

Nausea and vomiting are manifestations of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome.

Ataxia
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Ataxia and balance problems are common in patients with antidepressant discontinuation syndrome.

Agitation
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Agitation is a common manifestation of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome.

Psychosis
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Transient psychosis can be caused by the abrupt withdrawal of antidepressants, particularly MAO inhibitors.

TREATMENT
Restart And Taper
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Treatment of this condition consists of restarting antidepressant therapy at the original dose, followed by a gradual tapering and discontinuation.

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