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Controversy continues with regard to antidepressants and withdrawal. Recent debates have focused on the prevalence and length of withdrawal, and some continue to state that withdrawal from these compounds constitutes 'addiction'. In this editorial we examine the evidence underlying these recent debates. We acknowledge gaps in knowledge, and make suggestions for how the field can progress.

Original publication

DOI

10.1177/0269881119845799

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Psychopharmacol

Publication Date

06/2019

Volume

33

Pages

655 - 659

Keywords

Antidepressive agents, addiction, paroxetine, serotonin uptake inhibitors