The Antidepressant Solution: A Step-by-Step Guide to Safely Overcoming Antidepressant Withdrawal, Dependence, and “Addiction” is a withdrawal guide specifically written for people coming off antidepressants such as Paxil, Zoloft, or Effexor. The book was written by Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, a graduate of Harvard Medical School and Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School who serves on the board of Harvard Law School Health Services and has given expert testimony in over two dozen state and federal cases regarding the adverse effects of psychiatric drugs.
Publisher’s Description: “With the FDA’s warning that antidepressants may cause agitation, anxiety, hostility, and even violent or suicidal tendencies, these medications are at the forefront of national legal news. Harvard physician Joseph Glenmullen has led the charge to warn the public that antidepressants are overprescribed, underregulated, and, especially, misunderstood in their side and withdrawal effects. Now he offers a solution! More than twenty million Americans — including over one million teens and children — take one of today’s popular antidepressants, such as Paxil, Zoloft, or Effexor. Dr. Glenmullen recognizes the many benefits of antidepressants and prescribes them to his patients, but he is also committed to warning the public of the dangers associated with overprescription. Dr. Glenmullen’s last book, Prozac Backlash, sounded the alarm about possible dangers. The Antidepressant Solution provides the remedy. It is the first book to call attention to the drugs’ catch-22: Although many people are ready to go off these drugs, they continue to take them because either the patient or the doctor mistakes antidepressant withdrawal for depressive relapse. The Antidepressant Solution offers an easy, step-by-step guide for patients and their doctors.Written by the premier authority in the field, The Antidepressant Solution is an invaluable book for all those concerned with going through the process — from friends and family members to doctors and patients themselves.”
The book is 272 pages. It can be purchased in print $11.69 and on Kindle for $13.99.
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