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‘Antidepressant Withdrawal’: What This Psychiatrist Tells Patients

As a psychiatrist, patients naturally ask me a ton of questions about medication. (I’m glad—it’s what I’m there for!) When it comes to antidepressants, a lot of people are particularly concerned about “antidepressant withdrawal,” a colloquial term often used to describe what’s medically known as antidepressant discontinuation syndrome (ADS). A lot of times, this question […]

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A Psychiatrist Explains Why You May Feel Annoyed When You Hear Celebrities Talk About Anxiety

There are a variety of reactions a person might have when celebrities share publicly their experiences with having anxiety: happiness, optimism, annoyance, fatigue, or even heightened anxiety of their own. Even as a mental health professional, I have felt most of these emotions. With some celebrity stories about anxiety, I feel so excited that I […]