I wish I had done some of this research before I agreed to go on Geodon. Thanks to Vivien for this great post.
For those who aren’t regular readers of my blog, I have been struggling to quit Abilify – a powerful antipsychotic medication – without success. This has been a frightening, long and drawn out process for me, since the withdrawal symptoms I’ve experienced every time I have tried to quit this drug inevitably included a mild psychosis. What is even more disconcerting is I never had any symptoms of psychosis until I started taking Abilify.
Last night I received a reply from a gentleman named Ed to one of my former posts: Abilify Withdrawal – Round 3: Abilify Wins and Antipsychotic Dependence. It is a very thoughtful piece from a person whose son had a psychotic break after trying to quit antipsychotic medication. If you read Ed’s comment and follow the links he provided, it seems there is now evidence in a just published study that withdrawal from antipsychotics may lead to…
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