Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications

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Da Capo Press, 2000 - Psychology - 272 pages
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The first book to guide patients and doctors through the process of withdrawing from psychiatric drugs.. Psychiatric drugs are prescribed to more than twenty million Americans but can these drugs do more harm than good?While a doctor may take fifteen minutes to determine the need for a psychiatric drug, the patient may end up taking it for months, years, or a lifetime. We deserve to know the dangers in advance -including the difficulties we may encounter when trying to withdraw. Your Drug May Be Your Problem is the only book to provide an up-to-date, uncensored description of the dangers involved in taking every kind of psychiatric medication, and it is the first and only book to explain how to coordinate a safe withdrawal from them.
  

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Excellent and completely applicable information for anyone who has been told they need a psych drug or is on psych drugs or has a loved one who is. If you're questioning the medications at all, this ... Read full review

Contents

What Is Your Ultimate Resource?
1
Psychiatric DrugsMuch Easier to Start Than to Stop
15
The Limits of Psychiatric Drugs
31
Your Drug May Be Your ProblemBut You May Be the Last to Know
43
Adverse Effects of Specific Psychiatric Drugs
59
Personal and Psychological Reasons for Not Using Psychiatric Drugs
87
Why Doctors Tell Their Patients So Little
99
Plan Your Drug Withdrawal
111
Withdrawing Your Child from Psychiatric Drugs
173
Understanding Your Therapists Fears About Nonuse of Drugs
185
Guidelines for Therapists Who Do Not Advocate the Use of Psychiatric Drugs
197
Psychological Principles for Helping Yourself and Others
203
Books for Further Information
213
The International Center for the Study
219
Bibliography
237
Index
255

How to Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs
133
Withdrawal Reactions from Psychiatric Drugs
141
Ethical Human Sciences and Services
272
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Peter R. Breggin, M.D., is the author of a dozen books, including Talking Back to Prozac and The Antidepressant Factbook. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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