Peter R. Breggin, M.D., is the author of a dozen books, including Talking Back to Prozac and The Antidepressant Factbook . He lives in Ithaca, New York.
Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How And Why To Stop Taking Psychiatric Medicationsby Peter Breggin, David Cohen, David Cohen
Psychiatric drugs are prescribed to more than twenty million Americans but can these drugs do more harm than good? While a doctor may take fifteen minutes to determine the need for a psychiatric drug, the patient may end up taking it for months, years, or a lifetime. We deserve to know the dangers in advance -including the difficulties we may encounter when trying
Psychiatric drugs are prescribed to more than twenty million Americans but can these drugs do more harm than good? While a doctor may take fifteen minutes to determine the need for a psychiatric drug, the patient may end up taking it for months, years, or a lifetime. We deserve to know the dangers in advance -including the difficulties we may encounter when trying to withdraw. Your Drug May Be Your Problem is the only book to provide an up-to-date, uncensored description of the dangers involved in taking every kind of psychiatric medication, and it is the first and only book to explain how to coordinate a safe withdrawal from them.
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Dr. Breggin's book appeared in my life almost by accident. I was reading about another topic and this book was mentioned 'on the sidelines'. It was exactly what the doctor ordered! After trying to get off psychiatric drugs on my own in the past with miserable results (I did it all wrong), I read this book, implemented its techniques and found complete success. I had at least six different psychiatrists over a 17 year period and not one of them ever explained to me the safe and proper way to get off this type of drug. I was never told that one of the side effects of going off a psych med too quickly was possible psychotic rebound. This book not only taught me how to get off psych meds safely, but also the cautions about getting on them in the first place. I recommend this book to anyone I ever meet who is considering getting onto the mental health merry-go-round of 'easy answer' medications. Life is NOT easier living with chemicals...and the long-term consequences are not pretty. There are better alternatives to life's crises. Pick up this book and find out.
We do not know enough about a 'normal' brain to treat an 'abnormal' brain....is one of the most sobering facts Dr. Breggin brings to the readers attention. This book is written by someone who really cares for people in pain and he compassionately exposes the truth about psychiatric drugs and the shocking fact that the psychiatric professionals do not know nearly as much as we may think. Get the truth in this book, it is the best psychiatric book I have ever read. It is packed with proof.
I also came upon this book totally by accident and for me it really validated my feelings. Once you are on an SSRI it can be hell coming off of them - no one tells you that. After reading this book, I feel empowered and know that if done correctly (ie., slowly) that you can get off of them. I have taken Celexa for over 2 years and I am sorry that I ever started. This book gives hope for living drug free. I am thankful that I found it.