About The Author

PhD in physiology from RUDN University (2002) and in anatomy from Tampere University (2005). Current President of ISBS, Director of ZENEREI Research Center (USA), Distinguished Chair Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at GDO University (China) and Professor of Neuroscience at St. Petersburg State University and Ural Federal University (Russia). Authored over 160 papers and 12 books in the field of neuroscience and biological psychiatry. H-index 48, with over 7500 citations.

Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome

Depression is a highly prevalent, severely debilitating mental disorder that affects nearly 5% of the global population, and has a high risk of relapse. Commonly used to treat depression, antidepressant drugs are currently the most prescribed class of CNS medications globally. However, overt side-effects markedly complicate antidepressant pharmacotherapy. For example, digestive and sleep disorders, headache,