By David Joel Miller.
Are psychiatric meds for life?
The conventional wisdom has been that one you were put on an anti-psychotic you were going to be on it for life. People who stopped taking their meds were at high risk for a relapse.
Now comes a blog post, from no other than the director of the National Institute of Mental Health, reporting that we may have been wrong about this.
You can read the full director’s report at the link below.
Please do not read my post or even the Director of NIMH and stop taking your meds. Talk to your doctor first.
But consider that meds and meds alone may not be what you or others with a mental illness really need.
You might also want to talk a look at Aaron Becks book on cognitive therapy and schizophrenia. The link is below.
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