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Drug company salesman notes to NEVER stop a psychiatric drugs on your own
Monday, August 03, 2009 7:20 am Email this article
Gwen Olsen, author of "Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher", who worked as a sales representative for the drug companies for 15 years calling on doctors, states that you should NEVER stop a psychiatric drug on your own.
You should ALWAYS be supervised by a health care professional because stopping these drugs will often cause withdrawal symptoms such as "rebound anxiety" or "rebound depression" or "rebound psychosis".
Psychiatric drugs should be tapered off very, very slowly and ONLY under the care of your doctor.
She notes this is especially true for antidepressants which would include Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor, Cymbalta, Celexa, Paxil, etc.
She notes that psychiatric drugs—antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, etc—should NEVER be stopped quickly, but must be withdrawn very, very slowly.
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