April 14, 2021 at 12:39 pm

Informative Interview: How Clinicians Can Help Clients Safely Discontinue Medication

Withdrawal akathisia can occur when stopping certain drugs. It’s critical clinicians and consumers have conversations about akathisia so that early warning signs can be recognized.

“A large review by Public Health England identified the need to educate both the public and our clinicians about the likely benefits and effects of psychiatric drugs and withdrawal from them. They are also overprescribed because when people try and come off the drugs, their withdrawal responses are often mistaken as relapse. So people come to believe, “I’ve got to be on this drug for life.”

Read the full interview at https://www.madinamerica.com/2021/04/how-therapists-can-help-with-drug-withdrawal-an-interview-with-anne-guy/