Harvard Health Blog
Discontinuation syndrome and antidepressants
By: Carolyn A. Bernstein, MD, FAHS, Contributor, and Christopher Bullock, MD, Contributor Discontinuation and change are part of life. We all start and stop various activities. Jobs change, relationships change. So, too, may medical treatments, such as antidepressants that help many people navigate depression and anxiety. Planning changes in advance tends to make things easier and smoother. You may start a medication for treatment and discover that itís not helping your particular medical issue.