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Getting off Adderall and reducing antidepressants

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 23: A bottle of antidepressant pills named Effexor is shown March 23, 2004 photographed in Miami, Florida. The Food and Drug Administration asked makers of popular antidepressants to add or strengthen suicide-related warnings on their labels as well as the possibility of worsening depression especially at the beginning of treatment or when the doses are increased or decreased. (Photo Illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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What happens when you’re on medication to treat a behavioral or mood disorder and abruptly stop taking it—either by choice or because of a lack of access?