‘The most hellish period of my life’: A doctor’s battle coming off antidepressants

Sydney-born psychiatrist Dr Mark Horowitz says it took years to wean himself off antidepressants.
Dr Mark Horowitz.

When Dr Mark Horowitz first decided it was time to stop taking antidepressants, he faced conflicting advice about what to expect.

‘Mild and brief’ was the widely cited line on withdrawal symptoms in academic research, the trainee psychiatrist says.