I have always quit cold turkey but that was a chance I was willing to take. Please always do what is safe for you, listen to your body and communicate with your supports when coming off psych drugs so they can help.
Why not withdraw rapidly or ‘cold turkey’?
REST Project, MIND in Camden
video from CEP
The most important thing to understand about withdrawing psych meds cold-turkey is that it’s potentially quite dangerous. This includes every class of psychiatric drug, too. To be clear: just because you’ve heard of someone that managed to do it without harming themselves (or you are the one who did it successfully) doesn’t mean it’s a generally safe thing for others to do. The risk involved if things go wrong are potentially radically life-changing in the extreme negative so it’s simply not a risk worth taking unless one is faced with a life-threatening side-effect from the drugs. That is the only time that…
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