Originally Posted by KILLER_CLOWN
Well just about everyone misses a dose here and there, it's just our nature. I've heard that it's worse than ever if you come off of it cold turkey.
That depends on the person, their social support, and general level of functioning. I had a client taking a medication for depression and he quit cold turkey. He had a decent and stable support in the form of his family, and plenty of strong interests to occupy his mind. He acknowledged that the medication allowed him to think more clearly and maintain an improved mood. He got to the point where he felt he was going to be able to maintain without further assistance and did not want to develop a dependency. This is unique though.