Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Jim van Os and Peter Groot: When Assessing Antidepressant Withdrawal Methods, RCTs Fall Short

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Jim van Os and Peter Groot discuss their paper: “Successful Use of Tapering Strips for Hyperbolic Reduction of Antidepressant Dose: A Cohort Study” published in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology.

Hearing Voices Network Launches Family & Friends Support Group

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One of the HVN's fundamental principles is that "the person having these experiences is in the best position to decide or discover what they mean" and thus each person must "not try to speak for" another. The challenge for a family group will likely be for members to move past speaking about our loved ones to find or imagine the space where we ourselves are liberated.

New Research on Patient-Centered Deprescribing for Antipsychotics

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Researchers review the risks and benefits of deprescribing from antipsychotic drugs and advocate for a patient-centered approach to tapering.

Action Platform for Patients’ Group on Involuntary Tranquilizer Addiction

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This group evolved as a campaigning group for patients’ rights on the issue of involuntary tranquilliser addiction

Proactive Planning

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The Proactive Planning site is intended to be a resource to those seeking information and resources on learning how to safely reduce or withdraw...

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

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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...

Coming Off Psych Drugs: A Meeting of the Minds

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A 2013 film by Daniel Mackler. "In June of 2012, twenty-three people came together to discuss the subject of coming off psychiatric drugs. We...

Death Grip: A Climber’s Escape from Benzo Madness

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A 2013 book by MIA blogger Matt Samet, chronicling his "near-fatal struggle with anxiety and depression, and his nightmarish journey through the dangerous world of...

Recovery & Renewal: Your essential guide to overcoming dependency and withdrawal from sleeping pills,...

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"Recovery and Renewal is an essential guide for overcoming dependency and withdrawal from sleeping pills, other benzodiazepine tranquillisers and antidepressants. It is a useful, insightful...

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

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Written by Peter Breggin, MD and David Cohen, PhD in 2007, this book seeks to "expose the shortcomings of psychiatric drugs and to guide...

Benzo Buddies

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Benzo Buddies provides information and support to plan and execute a benzodiazepine withdrawal schedule.

Video on Coming off Medications: A Harm Reduction Approach

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This 39-minute video by therapist and activist Will Hall provides some basic guidance for anyone considering reducing or coming off psychiatric medications and their...

AntiDepAware

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AntiDepAware promotes awareness of the dangers of antidepressants, in particular to the problem of antidepressants "being prescribed to those who are not depressed, to...

Search Nursing Home Deficiency Reports

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ProPublica offers an interactive tool that lets you search nursing home inspection reports for problems such as antipsychotic overprescribing.

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families 

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Dr. Peter Breggin's book Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Families is meant for prescribers, therapists, patients and their families who want...

Xanax Withdrawal 

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Xanax Withdrawal is a short 42-page book by Dr. Stuart Shipko, a clinician in Pasadena, California who has focused to some degree on tapering...

The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs

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The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, written by Will Hall and published by The Icarus Project and Freedom Center, is an...

Seroxat (Paxil) & SSRI User Group

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The Seroxat & SSRI User Group was founded to support and advise patients experiencing problems with Seroxat (Paxil). This English-based group offers information, forums,...

Recovery Road

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Recovery Road Wellness Project's focus is on providing self-help and coping strategies to individuals currently experiencing benzo and antidepressant withdrawal and dependency, and on...

EFT for Medication Withdrawal

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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) involves tapping on stress-relieving points of the body while reciting affirmations to help manage withdrawal symptoms. This approach has been...

Benzodiazepines Co-operation Not Confrontation (BCNC)

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BCNC is a website aimed at helping people reduce from benzodiazepines. It includes links, book reviews, support groups, and other information.

Paxil Progress

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Paxil Progress is a forum for people engaged in withdrawal from Paxil. It also offers adverse drug reaction reporting, FDA Warnings, published withdrawal studies,...

Med Free Or Working On It

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A website for "survivors of medical abuse, through psychiatric drugs and other medications, and are looking for healthy ways to support our minds and...

Benzo Buddies

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Benzo Buddies provides information and support to plan and execute a benzodiazepine withdrawal schedule. The website's Benzo Info section includes answers to frequently asked questions...

Surviving Antidepressants

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Surviving Antidepressants provides volunteer peer support for antidepressant withdrawal, while tapering off and after you quit.