Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Stopping Antidepressants

Posted: 8 May 06 Edited: 8 Aug 18
Patient Information Leaflets Central Nervous System

Medicines can be very effective in relieving the symptoms of depression but many people worry that they will become addicted to their treatment or that the depression will come back soon after stopping the tablets.

This leaflets hopes to explain to you:

• How depression is treated with medicines

• How long treatment is needed

• What to expect when you stop

• Avoiding problems when stopping