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?
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.