If you have been on medication and want to go off it - or at least determine if it is of any benefit or not................. How do you differentiate between what is a withdrawal symptom (even if only slightly tapering back) or a sign that you should stay at the medication level you are at? What is the difference - being angry due to withdrawal or now being angry because the medication was helping control it? I am sure no one wants to take medication if they don't have to so how do you work out whether you need it or it's a placebo effect or you are genuinely just going through a withdrawal process? I get confused as there are medications for symptoms such as depression but then I hear they can cause depression. How in the hell do you work out which box you are in and if you have been on medication how do you define when to go off it if you didn't really want to go on it in the first place?