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Deprescribing antipsychotics: a guide for clinicians

  • Swapnil Gupta (a1), John Daniel Cahill (a2) and Rebecca Miller (a3)

Polypharmacy and the risks of long term use of antipsychotic medications point toward the need for identifying practices for deprescribing in psychiatry. The following article gives a brief overview of key points around deprescribing antipsychotic medications in psychiatry, including identifying risks and benefits, considerations around timing, and steps involved.


  • Be able to define the concept of deprescribing as it relates to antipsychotic medications
  • Know how to perform a risk–benefit analysis for a patient on antipsychotic medication
  • Be able to identify the key steps involved in deprescribing antipsychotic medications



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Correspondence Swapnil Gupta, Connecticut Mental Health Center, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA. Email:
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Deprescribing antipsychotics: a guide for clinicians

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