Experiences of Successfully Stopping Antipsychotic Medication: Maintaining Wellbeing During and After Withdrawal

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. 


People often attempt to stop taking antipsychotic medication. Unwanted withdrawal effects, high rates of relapse, and relatively low rates of success are well documented. Longitudinal studies suggest those who stop taking AMs... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Miriam Larsen-Barr (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 , Other themes in therapeutic approaches


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