Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs: Successful Withdrawal from Neuroleptics, Antidepressants, Lithium, Carbamazepine and Tranquilizers

The world-wide first book about the issue of coming off psychiatric drugs. “Successful coming down from psychiatric drugs primarily addresses treated people who want to withdraw on their own decision. It also addresses their relatives and therapists. Millions of people are taking psychiatric drugs. For them, detailed accounts of how others came off these substances without ending up once again in the doctor’s office are of fundamental interest. With forewards by Judi Chamberlin, Pirkko Lahti, and Loren Mosher.”

The book includes accounts from 28 former psychiatric patients from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Serbia & Montenegro, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA about their experiences with withdrawal, as well as from eight professionals in the fields of psychotherapy, medicine, psychiatry, social work and natural healing about their experiences supporting individuals through the withdrawal process. Some chapter titles are:

  • The Decision to Withdraw
  • Withdrawal without Pharmacogenic Problems
  • Coming off Step by Step
  • To Withdraw with Professional Help
  • The Time After

The book is available for € 21.90 at the above link and $36.63 on Amazon.


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