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Clinical Features in SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient who has stopped SSRI therapy for symptoms suggesting the SSRI discontinuation syndrome.

Specialty:

Psychiatry
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, options

ICD-10:

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

Description:

Stopping therapy with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant may be associated with a variety of symptoms termed the discontinuation syndrome. The patient should be warned of the possible symptoms and the physician should monitor the patient for their occurrence.

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