Continuing the discussion from More Harm Than Good: Confronting the Psychiatric Medication Epidemic:
Just to make things perfectly clear, my psychiatrist is NOT ok with me getting off of my Antipsychotic.
I happen to know that I need to take an Antipsychotic, probably for the rest of my life - I know that I most likely would destabilize quickly without my Risperdal or at least another Antipsychotic.
I just wish that these meds were a bit safer, thats all - going as low as possible helps a bit.
Just for the record, I am not Anti Psychiatry.
Meds have helped me over the years - I would be either in jail or in the Hospital without them.