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Implications for practice and research
Improvement in metabolic parameters can occur after discontinuation or dose reduction of antipsychotics.
Discontinuation of antipsychotics does not result in worsening of behaviours in the majority of patients.
Patients should be regularly reviewed with respect to the appropriateness of current antipsychotic regimens.
The prevalence of psychotropic drug use, particularly antipsychotics in patients with intellectual disability (ID), is high. The use of such agents for behavioural control frequently represents off-label use and is not supported by current guidelines.1 Certain psychiatric populations are very …
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