Predictors of Quality of Life Among People Who Take or Have Stopped Antipsychotic Medication

Miriam Larsen-Barr

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. 


Several studies have suggested that those who stop taking antipsychotic medications (AMs) may have better or equivalent quality of life (QOL) outcomes compared to those who persist in the long-term. Few have explored the... [ view full abstract ]


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

Topic Areas

Other individual therapies , Other themes in therapeutic approaches


FRPM PME » Papers: Stopping medication (14:30 - Friday, 1st September, CT Hub, Lecture Theatre A )

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