STUART SHIPKO, MD is 100% accurate in his assesment and analysis. I speak from experience as one diagnosed and on an SSRI. Im also a RN in Critical Care educated about neurotransmitters/horomones and the like. Withdrawl from SSRIs can be a nightmare. Ive been on Citalopram for 5 years for social anxiety and when you taper down there are definite side effects. Its scary, hard and it takes a lot of determination. This MD is trying to help people, not scare them. Inform them and empower them with knowledge and awareness. Please have some level of compassion towards the patients and not make it a drug company issue. Yes, I agree though, if people are scared to come off these drugs the SSRI companies will definitly benifit. But do you have any insightfull suggestions my friend?