Antipsychotic discontinuation syndromes: a narrative review of the evidence and its integration into Australian mental health nursing textbooks.

@article{Salomon2014AntipsychoticDS,
  title={Antipsychotic discontinuation syndromes: a narrative review of the evidence and its integration into Australian mental health nursing textbooks.},
  author={Carmela Salomon and Bridget Elizabeth Hamilton},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          69-78
        }
}
In light of the high number of people discontinuing antipsychotics each year, it is essential that nurses develop a robust understanding of all aspects of the discontinuation experience. While there is a large body of published work documenting post-discontinuation relapse rates, less is known about other aspects of the discontinuation experience. This paper presents the results of a narrative review of international studies of antipsychotic discontinuation syndromes and their relevance to… CONTINUE READING