Withdrawing from psychiatric drugs: how to produce smaller doses than those the drug companies provide


Stopping psychiatric drugs is often difficult. And in many cases, it is done far too quickly. Therefore, the patient may develop unbearable withdrawal symptoms, which the doctor often interprets erroneously as a relapse of the disease.

To reduce the risk of withdrawal symptoms, it is necessary to respect the form of the binding curve. It is therefore clearly wrong to reduce the dose by halving it from step to step, which most doctors do.

Psychiatric drugs are not sold in the low doses that are necessary for a successful withdrawal. But there are several methods one can use to produce low doses.

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