We didn’t know it would be this hard, either.
When we're prescribed an antidepressant, we're rarely told the whole story—from the long-term side effects to how hard it is to stop them. Traditional discontinuation methods, most often rapid and linear, are not based on evidence and leave people feeling trapped on their medications, sometimes for life.
In a well-controlled study, only 6% of patients were able to get off, and stay off, their antidepressant at 12 months.
More than two-thirds of patients, most having trouble stopping previously, were able to come off their antidepressant via hyperbolic tapering.