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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