Withdrawal Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs Are Still Ignored

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Antipsychotics should be included in a review of withdrawal guidelines.

KEY POINTS

  • Antipsychotic drugs have serious withdrawal effects for about half of people who try to come off them.
  • In UK, antipsychotics continue to be excluded when reviewing guidelines about how to come off psychiatric drugs.
  • Doctors’ lack of awareness about antipsychotic withdrawal effects often leads them to think the original problem is returning.
  • People often come off antipsychotics “cold turkey” and then get no support from the prescriber.

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