Thursday, February 2, 2023

Information on Psychiatric Medication Withdrawal from Baylissa Frederick

Baylissa Frederick (whose personal story can be read at Mad in America here) is a BACP registered counsellor and author of the self-help book, Recovery and Renewal. Subsequent to her recovery from clonazepam withdrawal, she set up her own support project called Recovery Road and has helped thousands of people affected by benzodiazepine and antidepressant withdrawal since 2006.

These videos about psychiatric medication withdrawal are produced by the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry in the UK (CEPUK).
What is Withdrawal?

What are some of the typical withdrawal symptoms?

How long does withdrawal last?

Does everyone recover?

What is the potential impact of withdrawal?

What support do people in withdrawal need?

What do you say to people at the beginning of withdrawal?

How do people rebuild their lives after withdrawal?

What should doctors know about withdrawal?

Are antidepressants causing problems?

How do antidepressant and benzodiazepine withdrawal compare?

How do you feel about the damage caused by these drugs?