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DoctorMussyWasHere posted a topic in TaperingMODERATOR'S NOTE: Because antipsychotic drugs hit many different receptors at different strengths, linear ratios of equivalence are close to impossible and the recommended equivalence is only an approximation. Thus, we recommend that members only use AP switching as a last ditch effort to get off their drug. Members should first try tapering their current AP very slowly (cuts of less than 5% per month if necessary) or holding the dose to stabilize for a long period if withdrawal symptoms are too intense. If a crossover to another drug is attempted, the member should f
TryingtohaveHope posted a topic in Success stories: Recovery from psychiatric drug withdrawalI am 35, the medication I quit was Latuda and I cold turkeyed, attempted to go back on and just went off again. I had been on various medications through my adult life and childhood that I think set me up for the experience. I forgot exactly what I did but I see now that my old post says "I ended up going to 40mg for 2 weeks then 1 week 20." When I look back at the pattern, I would say that things got so bad that when things were improving I thought I was back to "normal" but it's only years later that I realize that things were a smidge slower than I thought. But some things were fast. It's
Chouinard, 2017 Antipsychotic-Induced Dopamine Supersensitivity Psychosis: Pharmacology, Criteria, and Therapy
DoctorMussyWasHere posted a topic in From journals and scientific sourcesThis paper is one of the most thorough I have come across in relation to its topic: Supersensitivity Psychosis, the reason antipsychotics are in fact pro-psychotics. Antipsychotic-Induced Dopamine Supersensitivity Psychosis: Pharmacology, Criteria, and Therapy Chouinard G.a,b,g · Samaha A.-N.c, d · Chouinard V.-A.e, f · Peretti C.-S.g · Kanahara N.h · Takase M.i· Iyo M.h, i It's long and thorough - over an hour at 200wds/pm The lead author, Guy Chouinard, is notable for his role in identifying this phenomenon in 1978. This blog post ha