Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor discontinuation syndrome in children: Six case reports

Diler R., Avci A.

CURRENT THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, vol.63, no.3, pp.188-197, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Background: Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome refers to a cluster of symptoms that occur after abrupt dose reduction or discontinuation of antidepressant medication. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are increasingly being used for the treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents, but published data on SSRI discontinuation syndrome in children are limited.