Anti-depressants increase chance of relapse

People who take anti-depressants are more likely to suffer a serious reoccurrence of depression, according to researchers at a Canadian university.

The study indicates people treating their condition with medication are 17% more likely to suffer a relapse.

Anti-depressants interfere with the brain’s chemical self-regulation so suspending medication can cause the brain to overcorrect, starting a new bout of depression, the researchers said.

Read more at McMaster University