Abruptly stopping psychiatric medications does not allow the brain to adjust to rapid changes, leading to uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous side effects. One of the more important tools to use to minimize withdrawal symptoms is to taper slowly. This must be done with your doctor’s approval and monitoring!
The longer you have been on a psychiatric medication, the slower the taper should be. Your doctor can help you determine a plan to reduce your medication if she/he feels you are ready. Contact your doctor if you are considering quitting your medications.
However, your body must be ready to reduce and eventually abandon the medication. Eliminating the underlying cause of the emotional distress must be completed prior to beginning your doctor’s taper protocol of your medications. That’s where our coaching plan excels!