Authors have updated their views
Haddad et al appear to have now altered their conclusion about the significance of antidepressant discontinuation reactions. In a letter to the Lancet they admit that such reactions are common.1 They propose routine evaluation of discontinuation reactions in all new psychotropic medications. Such research is important for evaluation of the issue of reliance on psychotropic medication.
1. Young A, Haddad P. Discontinuation symptoms and psychotropic drugs. Lancet 2000; 355:1184 [Full text]
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