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Coming off psychiatric drugs

Many people want to come off their psychiatric medication. This booklet looks at why these medicines are prescribed, the possible effects of coming off them, the best way to withdraw successfully, and how to tell the difference between withdrawal and relapse.
Source: Mind

Medication: antipsychotics

This booklet is for anyone who wants to know about this type of medication. It explains why these drugs may be prescribed, what their effects are (including side effects), who should avoid them, what happens when people want to withdraw from them and what the alternative treatments might be.
Source: Mind

Medication: lithium and other mood stabilisers

This booklet is aimed at people who are taking mood stabilizing drugs, and anyone interested in learning more about them. It explains what the drugs are, their drawbacks and benefits, and how they can best be used safely and effectively for the treatment of bipolar disorder (manic depression), recurrent depression, and similar mood disorders. It also looks at ways to withdraw from them successfully.
Source: Mind


Psychotic experiences, such as hearing voices, are surprisingly common, but can lead to diagnoses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic depression).
Source: Mind
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A medicine, or a set of medicines or drugs used to improve a particular condition or illness