It is very good that the patient has recovered from illness and is now doing well. However, one should understand that some psychiatric illnesses are recurrent and therefore, some patients are advised to continue medicine even when they are normal (preventive). The decision to continue or stop the medicine should be taken by both the patient/family and psychiatrist
after evaluating the risks and benefits. It is not advisable to stop medicine without the advise of a psychiatrist even when the patient is normal.