What Happens When You Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications


From Pacific Standard: A new study surveyed people who have come off psychiatric medications to come up with information doctors can use to help support their patients during the withdrawal process.

“‘This is something people choose, and we don’t know enough about it to help people,” says Laysha Ostrow, chief executive officer of a mental-health consultancy in California and a public-health researcher who worked on the study. ‘I feel that it’s important to bring those ideas into more of a mainstream conversation, given how many people decide to discontinue. It shouldn’t be this subversive thing that we don’t talk about in the health-care system or in research.'”

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