A guide to reducing or stopping mental health medication

Publication date: 11 October 2017

For some people, reducing or stopping mental health medication can be difficult. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that can help you to come off your medication. It does not deal with the decision to reduce or stop taking medication, which ideally should be made in conjunction with your health care workers and key support people.

Special thanks go to Dr Fraser Todd for developing this resource, and to its peer reviewers, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists – and in particular Mental Health Advocacy Peer Support (MHAPS) and Support and Awareness Canterbury.

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