How to safely discontinue antidepressants and overcome withdrawal symptoms

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, one in seven Australians take antidepressants for mental health issues. Therapeutic Guidelines recommend using antidepressants for only upto 12 months. However, this month’s recent Lancant psychiatry systematic review revealed that only one in six to seven people have withdrawal symptoms when they try to quit it. Withdrawal symptoms include headaches, insomnia, nausea, dizziness, and irritability. Because of this most people fail to quit using antidepressants and take them for a much longer time.


Dr. Katharine Wallis, Professor and Head at Mayne Academy of General Practice joined  The Daily show host Nelson Scott to talk more on this topic. 

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