I’ve been tak­ing an an­tide­pres­sant that works on sero­tonin in the brain and is fairly mild. I’ve been on it for about a year now and I feel fine is it okay to stop it?

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It is rea­son­able to con­sider go­ing off your med­i­ca­tion if you’ve been tak­ing it for a year and you’re feeling well, but it’s im­por­tant to see your doc­tor to su­per­vise this. They can review your men­tal health and help you choose an ap­pro­pri­ate time to stop your med­i­ca­tion. Some peo­ple de­velop what’s known as ‘dis­con­tin­u­a­tion syn­drome’ if they stop med­i­ca­tion sud­denly, so your doc­tor will give you a plan to grad­u­ally wean off it to min­imise pos­si­ble symp­toms.

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