Re: Which antidepressant is the more easy to get off
in response to the post about prozac and wellbutrin - they are very different drugs in regards to the mechanism by which they work, and what they work on. Prozac is still for many, many people the best anti depressant ever marketed. It is one of the easier ones to come off of, partly due to its very long half life in your system. The newer generation AD's (SNRI's) have far more and in some cases far more severe side effects, and stopping them can be very hard, not because they are "addicting" (I think its really important to keep the differences between addiction and dependence in mind) Wellbutrin is one of the older AD's and is well know for its incredibly benign list of side effects. Most people experience very few, and if they do have side effects, they are not troubling. Wellbutrin acts on Norepinephrine and Dopamine - and its combination with a SSRI which acts solely on Serotonin - is a wonderful combination for some patients whose depression has not been adequately addressed by Prozac alone. Just my two cents worth.