Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Resources

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs

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Will Hall's Harm Reduction Guide, published by the Icarus Project and Freedom Center.

Benzodiazepines: How They Work and How to Withdraw

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Protocol for the Treatment of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal, written by Dr. C. Heather Ashton ("The Ashton Manual"), published and available free of charge on Benzo.org. This...

Coming Off Psychiatric Meds

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Comingoff.com is a website that "...aims to give you up to date information about psychiatric medication, how it functions and the withdrawal process. It is...

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal and Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome Round-up

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Beyond Meds has numerous resources on the topic of psychiatric drug withdrawal and is a starting point for withdrawal information on the web.

The Road Back

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A widely used outpatient drug withdrawal program. The Road Back publishes the free book How to Get Off Psychoactive Drugs Safely.

Video: Coming Off Medications: A Harm Reduction Approach

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Video by Will Hall explaining some of the important things to consider when choosing to reduce medications.