Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

By Benedict Carey and Robert Gebeloff

Originally Printed April 7, 2018, in The New York Times: Read The Full Article Here




"Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands

and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. It was a delicate operation that had become a daily routine — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years, on and off, and was desperately trying to quit.


“Basically that’s all I have been doing — dealing with the dizziness, the confusion, the fatigue, all the symptoms of withdrawal,” said Ms. Toline, 27, of Tacoma, Wash. It took nine months to wean herself from the drug, Zoloft, by taking increasingly smaller doses."




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