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

edited by Peter Lehmann, with forewards by Judi Chamberlin, Pirkko Lahti, and Loren Mosher.

“The first book in the world about the issue of successfully coming off psychiatric drugs primarily addresses people in treatment who decide to withdraw. It also addresses their relatives and therapists. Millions of people are taking psychiatric drugs, such as Haloperidol, Prozac, Risperidone or Zyprexa. 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.

In this manual, 28 former psychiatric patients from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Serbia & Montenegro, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA write about their experiences with withdrawal. Additionally, eight professionals, working in psychotherapy, medicine, psychiatry, social work, natural healing and even in a runaway-house, report on how they help in the withdrawal process.” (From Peter Lehmann’s website)

Prefaces by Judi ChamberlinPirkko LahtiLoren R. Mosher and Peter Lehmann.

The chapters: The Decision to Withdraw · Withdrawal without Pharmacogenic Problems · Coming off Step by Step · Counterweights · To Withdraw with Professional Help · Better Sometimes than Forever · Professional Support · The Time After

Purchase online (and support Mad in America at the same time) here.


Keywords: psychiatric drug withdrawal