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Antidepressants are not typically addictive in the way that drugs like opioids, stimulants, or alcohol can be. However, they do have the potential to cause dependence, which means that the body may become accustomed to the drug and experience withdrawal symptoms if the drug is stopped abruptly. It is important to work with a doctor or healthcare provider to properly manage the use of antidepressants and to taper off the medication if needed. It is not recommended to stop taking antidepressants abruptly without medical supervision.