First and foremost, I am not a Physician or Psychiatrist. I am not qualified to give medical advice. What I am going to say is just from my OWN personal experience. I have read several online sources that antidepressants can keep a person from having a Kundalini Awakening. Or that it can keep you from evolving spiritually. I have even read conspiracy theories that the government is behind the pharmaceutical companies and psychiatrists being so quick to prescribe antidepressants to people. That the government does not want people having Kundalini Awakenings. These sources are telling people to discontinue their antidepressants. I do not think its a good idea and could possibly be dangerous.
When My Kundalini first arose, I had been on antidepressants for a couple years. The antidepressants evidently did not impede my Kundalini rising to my sacral chakra. For whatever reason, it did take my Kundalini seven years to rise to my Solar Plexus. During those seven years, I had very few Kundalini symptoms. Ever since my Kundalini rose to my Solar Plexus Chakra, I have had Kundalini symptoms daily. I am still on antidepressants to this day.
I have been diagnosed with Major Depression which stems from Hypothyroidism. When my Thyroid Hormones go low, my most noticeable symptom is Depression. They have told me that I will need to be antidepressants for the rest of my life. I have wondered if I did not take antidepressants if my Kundalini would have awakened quicker? But with that being said, my Kundalini experience has been rather positive. Sometimes the energy is too intense so I really do not want my Kundalini Process accelerating. I feel very blessed that I can live a reasonably “normal” life. Whatever what you would consider “normal”!
I do not believe in being over medicated but if you are truly suffering a mental illness, you have no business stopping your medication without the guidance of a Physician or Psychiatrist. The withdrawl symptoms can sometimes be hellish if you are not weaned off correctly.
Also some depressed people need medication or they can become suicidal. It would be very dangerous for them to consider discontinuing antidepressants.
So this is my opinion on the issue.