April 12, 2021 at 9:01 am

Deprescribing Education & Info is Needed

Many prescribers don’t realize akathisia can start when certain drugs are stopped. It’s critical that health care consumers and doctors understand the symptoms of akathisia–and have critical conversations about adverse drug effects prior to prescribing.

“A key factor to successfully discontinuing psychotropic medication is access to supportive, competent physicians who can assist their clients in tapering in such a way that is safe and minimizes withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately, however, doctors traditionally do not learn how to most effectively taper people off medication, focusing instead on putting individuals on medication.”

Read the full article at https://www.madinamerica.com/2021/04/little-guidance-available-discontinuing-psychiatric-drugs/