March 30, 2021 at 9:54 am

Proper & Slow Tapering Can Reduce Drug Withdrawal

“Surprisingly, there are no published guidelines on how to come off antipsychotics. Stopping medications is an important part of the job of a psychiatrist, yet it has received relatively little attention.” 

More than 50% of individuals who have taken antipsychotics reported negative experiences, including but not limited to suicidality, emotional numbing, sedation, weight gain, and cognitive difficulties.

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