From Metro: “Researchers have published the first scientific paper looking at how patients can safely come off antipsychotic medication while minimising the risk of withdrawal effects . . .
Titled ‘A method for tapering antipsychotic treatment which may minimise risk of relapse’, it has been released by the same group who recently developed guidelines with the Royal College of Psychiatrists on how to stop antidepressants safely.
The principles are similar for both classes of drug: doing so cautiously by small amounts and waiting for any withdrawal symptoms to settle before making further reductions . . .
Authors said that ‘standard guidelines do not mention antipsychotic deprescribing, or tapering, although some current guidelines encourage reduction to minimum effective doses without specifying how to do so.'”