Originally Posted by ZeN
Your mothers 'anxiety' didn't become worse when she ran out of meds.. Its the fact that the drugs are so potent that she started immediately feeling the withdrawal symptoms.
withdrawal from any substance will give you headaches, the shakes, and depending on the specific case can get quite severe.
A lot of people get added anxiety simply by dropping caffeine cold turkey.. So one can only imagine with SSRI type meds.
Yes, I know that even though I didn't state it in my post. It becomes a chemical dependency after awhile. Point being still that the pills don't cure anxiety. They just make it more manageable. And there are a high percentage of people in clinical studies (something like 80%+) who have been able to be cured without them. Or with a combination of the pills and therapy but weaning off the pills slowly as they improve.