The search tool is easy to use. For example, enter "venlafaxine withdrawal syndrome" and you will get more than 80 results:
(Venlafaxine is the pharmacological name for Effexor; use the pharmacological terms rather than brand names for better results.)
The results are mostly abstracts or summaries of the journal articles. In some cases, free full text is attached, or you might find free full text on other sites by Googling. If you really want an article, you usually can buy it from the journal publisher for $15-$25.
The abstracts and articles are written in scientific language and may be difficult to interpret. Do not jump to conclusions upon reading an abstract -- often you need to read the entire article, with a medical journal handy, to understand what the authors are really saying.
Even then, many studies of psychiatric drugs are funded by pharmaceutical companies and may be more positive about drug effectiveness and adverse effects than warranted by the data or by related studies.
Usually, you have to read several related studies to get a more complete picture.
Despite the pro-drug propaganda that tends to be embedded in these studies, antidepressant adverse effects and withdrawal syndrome have been documented for 30 years.
If you find interesting studies in PubMed, please start a topic and post links at least to the abstracts in this forum.
Edited by Altostrata, 29 June 2012 - 09:03 AM.