From the UCL Beacon Bursary fund: “There is increasing awareness of the difficulties in coming off psychiatric drugs, with antidepressants receiving much of the attention in research and services. The effects of coming off antipsychotics have been less well explored, and the difficulty of distinguishing between withdrawal effects and relapse may lead to drugs being restarted or doses increased.
This event aims to explore the lived-experience perspective when attempting to distinguish withdrawal effects from relapse.
Professor Joanna Moncrieff will introduce the event. Psychiatric drug withdrawal expert Dr Mark Horowitz will discuss some of the most recent research in this area, joined by a panel including service users and carers to have a lively discussion of their different experiences.”