Researchers from Samaritan Mental Health in Corvallis, Oregon successfully treated 12 patients for anxiety by discontinuing their antidepressant medications. Some received alternative medications for depression that were not regarded as having anti-anxiety effects. The authors suggest that “some patients with anxiety may be treatable not by adding medications, but rather by tapering off existing ones.” Results appeared online June 12, 2012 in Medical Hypotheses.
Phelps, J., Manipod, V.”Treating anxiety by discontinuing antidepressants: A case series.” Medical Hypotheses, online June 12, 2012
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