Experiences of Attempting to Discontinue Antipsychotic Medication

Miriam Larsen-Barr

The University of Auckland

Miriam Larsen-Barr is a clinical psychologist with lived experience of recovery. She began her career working within the service-user movement, and now works with children, adolescents and their families in a community mental-health centre in Auckland, New Zealand. 


Antipsychotic medications (AMs) are widely prescribed to people who experience psychosis and mania. Adverse effects are common and can have an unwanted impact on daily functioning that for some may outweigh the benefits of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Miriam Larsen-Barr (The University of Auckland)
  2. Fred Seymour (The University of Auckland)
  3. John Read (University of East London)
  4. Kerry Gibson (The University of Auckland)

Topic Areas

Experts by experience , Other individual therapies


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