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Thank you for featuring this article! Very well written and thought provoking.
Thank you for your comment. The thrust of the article is on changing the set practice that antipsychotic medications need to be continued indefinitely for all patients with psychosis. We do not deny that there are subsets of patients who do in fact need these medications for a long time. Clearly, the patients you describe would not be candidates for deprescribing. We do not suggest deprescribing against clinical judgment or against a patient’s wishes – the whole idea of deprescribing is based on shared decision-making and collaboration and not on an ideology of ‘cleaning up’ medication regimens.