August 16, 2018

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Citalopram withdraw symptoms or side effects

Patient: My wife stopped taking citalopram for depression and anxiety after 7 years cold turkey 2 weeks ago. 1 week ago we were planning a cruise now she wants a divorce. Could this be withdrawal or do i need lawyer?



Symptoms: Moody, irratable



Doctor: HelloThanks for using “Ask The Doctor” for posting your query.Considering that she had a long standing dep ression and stopped the medicines cold turkey, her current change in the decision could be possible be due to the relapse of her illness. But its difficult o be certain about that. It would be wise to get a doctor consult and get her mental state examination done.Hope this helps,Wish you a good health.


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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