If discontinued too quickly, antidepressant withdrawal can trigger symptoms
such as extreme depression
and fatigue, irritability, anxiety, flu-like symptoms, and insomnia.
Antidepressant suicide risk
All antidepressants are required by the FDA to carry a warning about the risk of suicidal thoughts, hostility, and agitation. There is also the risk that antidepressants will cause an increase, rather than a decrease, in depression and anxiety.