Monday, March 27, 2023

Comments by Jane Tholen

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  • Hi Julie – When I was still under the influence of antidepressants and trying to figure out what was “wrong” with me, I couldn’t find any helpful articles in the “mainstream” media. I discovered the writings of Peter Breggin and Irving Kirsch, both of whom question the efficacy of antidepressants.
    So many women are going through what you and I did. A truly appalling statistic is that 25% of women in their 40s and 50s are on antidepressants – it’s the “the other drug” crisis in America.
    But, you and I made it – thanks so much for your encouragement.

  • Bravo to you for figuring it out! “No one gets it” is so true – not while we’re on the drugs and not while we’re coming off of them. Like you, I’m still dealing with the enormity of what happened – it is truly unbelievable. When I first came off the antidepressants, I thought I’d get better sooner than I did. It’s taken years to “climb out of hole,” but we made it! Your sympathy and solidarity mean so much – thank you. For more details about how I finally got my “old self” back, go to

  • “Patient shaming” is exactly what happened to me. When my psychiatrist increased the dose or switched me to another one, I kept thinking I “should” feel better. I told her about the big things – being declared disabled and losing my business – but was too embarrassed to mention I couldn’t keep myself or my apartment clean. For more details about how I finally got my “old self” back go to