Millions are warned over ‘severe’ side-effects while coming off anti-depressants with 56% of patients suffering withdrawal effects

Millions of people face severe side-effects when trying to come off anti-depressants, a major review has concluded.

For years health officials have played down the difficulty of withdrawing from antidepressants, insisting side-effects are ‘mild’ and last no more than a week or two.

But a review of medical evidence today shows 56 per cent of people suffer withdrawal effects if they try to come off the drugs.

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