Q: Is it okay to stop my mental disorder medication the moment I feel better?

A: It has become commonplace for people to stop their medication when they feel that their symptoms have subsided. Other people do so when they can’t tolerate the side effects. They don’t seem to be aware that they can manage those side effects effectively. More often than not, at least 50% of the time the symptoms come back if you stop your medications sooner than suggested.

Another issue with stopping your medication, especially if you do so abruptly, is that withdrawal symptoms could surface and they’re not gonna be a breeze. If you and your doctor feel a trial off your medicine is a good idea, it is a must to gradually decrease the dosage of medications so that these symptoms don’t even take place.