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A 25-year-old female asked:

How to safely stop my anti depressant and anti phycotic medication?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Stopping meds.: Depending on how long u have been on the meds., reasons for wanting to stop, & the current dose of each. Slow gradual taper is possible, but only under close supervision by your prescribing doctor, keeping in mind that there would be risk of recurrence of the original symptoms the medications were treating.

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United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 25-year-old female asked:

Are there some people who have to be on anti-depressant and anti-phycotic medication for the rest of their lives?

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Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: There are some people who require lifelong meds for these conditions.
Canada
A 58-year-old female asked:

How can I stop taking my anti depressant?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Antidepressant: If indicated, gradual tapering under supervision by your prescribing doctor.

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