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I agree that someone that has been on an antidepressant for a longer period of time should have a more gradual taper off the drug, but the primary concern would be withdrawal symptoms, not recurrence of depression. There is a risk of recurrence of depression regardless of how the drug is stopped, but there is no evidence that the risk of depression is greater with a faster taper.
The evidence is far greater that there can be withdrawal symptoms. There are many different withdrawal symptoms that can occur, but the most common are anxiety, irritability, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fatigue, tremors, insomnia, and abnormal sensations, such as shock-like sensations.
For someone taking 225 mg per day, I would usually decrease the dose in steps of lowering the strength by by 75 mg per day and then taking a step every 3-4 weeks. If any symptoms occur at this tapering schedule, then it would be reasonable to take smaller steps of 25-37.5 mg.
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