Antipsychotic Maintenance: How Long is Enough?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 18, Number 1, January 2020
Topics: Antidepressant Augmentation | Antidepressants | Antipsychotics | Bipolar Disorder | Deprescribing | Depression | Depressive Disorder | Mania | Metabolic syndrome | Mood Stabilizers | olanzapine | Psychopharmacology | Psychopharmacology Tips | Risperidone | Side Effects | Tardive dyskinesia
Chris Aiken, MD.
Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report. Practicing psychiatrist, Winston-Salem, NC.
Dr. Aiken has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Atypical antipsychotics can work quickly in mood disorders, but their long-term risks give us pause. When is it safe to discontinue them? The answer, it turns out, depends on whether we look to industry-supported or industry-independent trials.