How to Come Off a Psych Med Part 1: Antipsychotics
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 19, Number 2, February 2021
Swapnil Gupta, MD
Associate professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Co-author of Deprescribing in Psychiatry (Oxford, 2019).
Dr. Gupta has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
How do you taper off an antipsychotic? Swapnil Gupta gives a practical approach, and discusses dopamine hypersensitivity, a controversial theory that suggests antipsychotic withdrawal can cause dyskinesias, prolactinemia, and rebound psychosis.