In 10 seconds? A study analyzing 7 years of medical records found that patients coming off antidepressants are most successful when gradually tapered down, suggesting that this approach should be standardized.

What is tapering? Although many patients come off antidepressants with mild consequences, a large number are at risk of serious withdrawal issues. Tapering is the systematic process of changing a patient’s dose through minor decrements over weeks or months.

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