Information on Psychiatric Medication Withdrawal from Ian Singleton

Ian Singleton withdrew from a benzodiazepine in the 1980s and has spent his career since then working for the Bristol Tranquilliser Project, where he has helped thousands of people get through the withdrawal process.

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

What are typical withdrawal symptoms?

How long does withdrawal last?

What is the impact of withdrawal?

What advice do you give to people going through withdrawal?

Are doctors aware of the negative effects of these drugs?

What’s the best way to come off psychiatric drugs?

What problems do antidepressants cause?

What mistakes are doctors making?

How often are patients misdiagnosed during withdrawal?