it’s funny that even caffeine withdrawal is in the DSM-V, I think. But not psychiatric drug withdrawal.
i’m so glad i’m sober from psychiatric drugs after 14 years.
psychiatric drug withdrawal is awful- sweats, headaches, flu-like symptoms, insomnia for days and days- and resulting psychosis…i wonder if it’s comparable to opiate withdrawal symptoms! and the hallucinations, delusions, delerium is terrible…
to top it off- people think you’re crazy. they say- oh it’s her ‘bipolar’ coming back. well guys, i never had ‘bipolar’. my first psychotic episode happened when i tried to come off lithium cold turkey.
and why cold turkey? Because no one would support me in coming off at that time, especially not my psychiatrist.