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General Risk Factors for Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for risk factors associated with the antidepressant discontinuation syndrome.

Specialty:

Psychiatry
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

risk factors, options

ICD-10:

F19.9, F30, F31, F32, F33, T43.0

Description:

The presence of certain factors may increase the risk that a patient will experience clinical symptoms on discontinuation of an antidepressant. These should alert the clinician to withdraw the medication slowly and to monitor the patient more carefully.

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