It is our hope and intention to cease as many medications as possible that are prescribed to you. Our Psychiatric team will survey the medications prescribed to you to determine effectiveness, appropriateness, contraindications and correct dosage. We clearly understand that most clients desire to cease taking medications for many reasons. We are sensitive to this desire. But, we also know from considerable experience treating clients that antidepressants, antipsychotic medications, anti-anxiety medications and other medications can be highly effective when prescribed appropriately, to help reduce the seemingly unbearable symptoms you are experiencing, which can help you feel appreciably less suicidal.
Ideally, once you’re stabilized pharmacologically, you will be able to reduce the medications prescribed to you, over time. This is our hope.