Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors: Quitting Cold Turkey

What happens when a patients decides to quit taking a serotonin reuptake inhibitor?

Serotonin reuptake inhibitors can be incredibly helpful to patients, but when stopped cold turkey, can have some startling effects on the brain. Dr Miller talks through serotonin withdrawals and other need-to-know information.

Dr Miller is medical director, Brain Health, Exeter, NH; editor in chief, Psychiatric Times®; staff psychiatrist, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Exeter, NH; consulting psychiatrist, Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH; consulting psychiatrist, Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA.

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