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  • Feeling “like the energizer bunny”
  • Feeling unable to focus, pay attention, sit or calm down 


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What is withdrawal-induced hyperactivity?

Hyperactivity is a common occurrence for many who come off psychiatric drugs. Typically, people report feeling as though they have unlimited energy combined with an inability to focus or stay calm. Some people think of this symptom as a milder version of the more severe withdrawal-induced symptoms, like agitation or akathisia. This intense energy increase can often be labeled by others as “mania” or “ADHD”, leading to suggestions for new medications that carry the risk of amplifying and worsening withdrawal symptoms.