Antidepressants, withdrawal, and addiction; where are we now?
Jauhar S., Hayes J., Goodwin GM., Baldwin DS., Cowen PJ., Nutt DJ.
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.