Hot Flashes May Return After Ending Antidepressant, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University Study

Published: Nov 30, 2012

For about a third of women taking antidepressants to treat menopause symptoms, hot flashes and night sweats will return after discontinuing the drug, according to a new study. "It's important for people to understand that...the benefit of the treatment is related to the duration of the treatment," said Dr. Hadine Joffe, lead author of the study. But that shouldn't discourage women from trying an antidepressant if they want to, she added.

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