Deprescribing Antipsychotic Medications in Psychotic Disorders: How and Why?

@inproceedings{Gupta2018DeprescribingAM,
  title={Deprescribing Antipsychotic Medications in Psychotic Disorders: How and Why?},
  author={Swapnil Gupta and Sandra Steingard and Elena Francesca Garcia and Hassan Mohamed Fathy},
  year={2018}
}
Background: Standard guidelines for the management of chronic psychoses recommend the rapid initiation of treatment with antipsychotic medications (APs) and often, indefinite continuation. Ongoing treatment with APs is based primarily on evidence from AP discontinuation studies, which have several crucial flaws. Due to this equivocal evidence for continued treatment with APs and owing to their serious side effects, there is a critical need for considering controlled reduction and/or… CONTINUE READING

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