I don't know when this will happen, could be the begining of next year or in two years time. What can I expect if I am to taper off 15mg aripiprazole. My plan is to take 12mg for 3 month, then 10mg, 7mg, and 5mg for 6 months each. I don't expect to get as far as 5mg without having symptoms. What can I expect? Will I just have a full hard relapse or could I find some sort of balance in which I had symptoms but could stay out of the hospital to see a psychologist and CBT therapist.