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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can I stop my antidepressants?

    I've been treated for depression for the past 4 years or so and during that time I have been on dozens of different medications. I am currently trying Lovan again but I don't want to continue taking it because I have had it before and it doesn't make a difference. Should I give it more time or go with my gut instinct and stop it?
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    Usually ADs (like Lovan, aka Prozac) can take a while (weeks-months) to kick in fully so my suggestion is to give it a bit more time.

    Obviously discuss this with your prescribing health professional but going cold-turkey on any AD is *not* a good idea - tapering off is usually the way to go.

    Have you tried non-med approaches - eg, CBT, which a clinical psychologist could assist with?

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