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What Is SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome?

11/16/2014
06:07 | Author: Molly Young

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What Is SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome?

Here is a look at the causes and symptoms of SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome, which can occur when a person stops taking or reduces dosage of certain.

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Double-blind controlled studies now indicate that 35-78% of patients who, after five weeks or more of treatment with the medication, abruptly stop certain antidepressants or titrate down in 10mg increments or more, will develop one or more of the discontinuation symptoms. When allowed to run its course, SSRI discontinuation syndrome duration is variable (one to several weeks) and ranges from mild-moderate intensity in most patients, to extremely distressing in a small number.

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Postgraduate Medicine SSRI discontinuation syndrome

9/15/2014
04:46 | Author: Chloe Allen

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Postgraduate Medicine SSRI discontinuation syndrome

Discontinuation syndrome, a cluster of symptoms caused by sudden cessation of SSRI use, is experienced by up to 25% of patients who abruptly quit taking.

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Tips to manage and prevent discontinuation syndromes

7/14/2014
02:19 | Author: Nicholas Clark

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Tips to manage and prevent discontinuation syndromes

Discontinuation syndromes can occur with tricyclic and tetracyclic and affective symptoms—characterize the SSRI discontinuation syndrome (Table 2).5 The.

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Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome - American Family

5/13/2014
12:12 | Author: Chloe Allen

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Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome - American Family

A randomized controlled trial17 (RCT) comparing three SSRIs found a lower incidence of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome with.

View Table Flu-like symptoms Fatigue Lethargy General malaise Muscle aches/headaches Diarrhea Insomnia Nausea Imbalance Gait instability Dizziness/lightheadedness Vertigo Sensory disturbances Paresthesia “Electric shock” sensations Visual disturbance Hyperarousal Anxiety Agitation. Information from reference 26.

The symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome that are associated with most antidepressants share features of major depression, including dysphoria, appetite changes, sleep problems, cognitive problems, and fatigue.

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Recognising and managing antidepressant discontinuation symptoms

3/12/2014
02:25 | Author: Molly Young

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Recognising and managing antidepressant discontinuation symptoms

Bogetto et al(2002) reported that the mean duration of SSRI discontinuation symptoms was 5 days. In 71 untreated paroxetine discontinuation reactions reported.

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An important clinical aspect of antidepressant discontinuation symptoms is the potential for their misdiagnosis, as either a physical or a psychiatric disorder, leading to the offer of inappropriate management for the ‘incorrect’ diagnosis. In particular, discontinuation symptoms may be diagnosed as a relapse or recurrence of the underlying affective illness for which the antidepressant was originally prescribed, although other scenarios exist (Box 2 ⇓ ). In our experience it usually results from clinicians’ unfamiliarity with antidepressant discontinuation syndromes rather than the symptoms being difficult to diagnose.

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