Does antidepressant messed up your brain?

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I been having alot of anxiety. I took Zoloft two years ago 25mg for the first month and then 50mg for 5months and stop cold turkey because I don't want to leave on pills. But I feel like I messed up my head. Has anyone stop it and had anxiet back and worse?

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    I don't think they mess up your brain but I do know once you are on them then you are basically on them for the rest of your life.

    I've personally avoided the idea of antidepressants but it's up to the individual

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    I take two AD types and Opiate type medications and have done so for many years.

    One year ago I began to loose my short term memory they thought it was a Dementia so I had various scans and five weeks of tests, to work out what was happening.

    Eventually they managed to find out I had developed a Congenital Short term memory disorder and it was not connected to Dementia. So now I am checked yearly in case it developes into Dementia. One of the things that can cause my problem is Medications I need to take, so they reserve judgement. I have a sdation every so often as well and this has gone on since 1988 so that may have caused me grief as well.

    B.

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    I took Zoloft two years ago 25mg for the first month and then 50mg for 5months and stop cold turkey

    The antidepressant did not mess up your brain, you did by not following the prescriber advise. Zolofit (sertraline) should not be stopped abruptly. Never ever, especially after taking it for 2 years. You need to come back to the pills ASAP and see a specialist who would come up with a reasonable withdrawal strategy. The usual thing to do would be to reduce the dose by 1/2 each month and see how are you doing...

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