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Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How & Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications

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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 withdr ...more
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Published September 19th 2000 by Da Capo Press (first published July 31st 1998)
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Kim Bowen
Nov 06, 2012 Kim Bowen rated it really liked it
As a therapist, I found this inspiring with some good practical advice on how to protect myself when treating clients without encouraging meds. In this litigious society it is important to know what safeguards to have in place to prevent malpractice suits.

As a person who has been on anti-depressants for 30 years, this book was a wake-up call. I have always known there were side-effects from withdrawing because I've attempted myself many times. Cold turkey was a disaster. Tapering off wasn't succ
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April Bonnett
May 22, 2008 April Bonnett rated it it was amazing
This book was my bible of WHY to stay off the meds being thrown at me. It took other books to help me know HOW long term.
Denise
Jan 05, 2015 Denise rated it it was amazing
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A family member was dealing with doctors suggesting she would have to take meds for the rest of her life - after suffering a psychotic couple of weeks and being diagnosed with bipolar. I read this book and felt - Finally, some doctors saying what I'd been thinking. Prior to reading this, the machine of psychiatry and pharmaceuticals had me doubting my reasoning and instincts, and trusting their integrity. This book changed our plan from allowing the drs. to make all the decisions, to making our ...more
Nathanael
Feb 03, 2014 Nathanael rated it really liked it
First of all, who should read this book? All pastors and any Christian in spiritual leadership at your church should read this book for sure. I also recommend it to any Christian who has fallen for the propaganda of they psychiatric drug proponents and/or for Christians who are already against, or at least skeptical about the use of psychiatric drugs period.
Second, why should anyone read this book? For believers, I believe many of us have been duped into the idea that there are certain spiritua
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Fishface
Feb 06, 2016 Fishface rated it it was amazing
Excellent. I'm baffled as to why this book isn't better known. Aims to strike down the mass disinformation people are fed about psychiatric drugs, by the media, the drug companies and your trusted MD. Everyone should read this before deciding that meds are a better option than learning to handle their problems. See also Whitaker's ANATOMY OF AN EPIDEMIC and Rosemond's THE DISEASING OF AMERICA'S CHILDREN.
Marilyn
Dec 09, 2015 Marilyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading this book, I came to see how doctors often blindly push antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds on us with no follow up, just an endless supply of refills. Many of these drugs can alter neural pathways in the brain. I was able to wean off an antidepressant (after 10 years) and my next effort is the anti-anxiety med. The book describes those as one of the most addictive drugs one can take. Scary stuff.
Tresa Stitley
Jan 22, 2016 Tresa Stitley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would love to get all the Breggin books! Far, far too many children are put on drugs to "manage" them. Breggin thoroughly explains the numerous problems and complications of this phenomenon. As one who has been irreparably harmed by taking Rx drugs, as prescribed, and now suffer vucious convulsions and Tardive Dyskinesia as a result... I ever so strongly recommend reading this book! Doctors will not tell you about all the many side effects, let alone after effects and may not recognize your sy ...more
Ele-Reet
Oct 28, 2014 Ele-Reet rated it really liked it
I recommend this book if you want to know more about psychiatric drugs, especially if you are taking them or planning to start taking them...It probably will change how you think about it...
Amanda
Aug 29, 2013 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Excellent and completely applicable information for anyone who has been told they need a psych drug or is on psych drugs or has a loved one who is. If you're questioning the medications at all, this book is for you. Very intelligent author but also sensitive to and in touch with his readers. This book could be life-changing for people struggling with all types of psychiatric medications, including those with children on Adderall or Ritalin, or others.
Emily
Aug 10, 2008 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I read this book during undergrad. Interesting analysis of current US pharmaceutical consumerism. Also discusses the seeming 'trendiness' of taking drugs and how valid mental health terms have been diluted into psychobabel made popular by the likes of Dr. Phil.
Devon
Informative for any questions one may about themselves and drug use; assessment of habit and with the simple text, one could easily formulate a plan to talk with a physician.
Akiba
It was a good book and it had good arguments against taking meds, but I feel it was too emotional and not thoroughly researched.
LeRoy Newland
Aug 02, 2009 LeRoy Newland rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've ever read in my life. It's not just a pill
Roberta Frontini
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A perfect book. I love it!
Megan
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CHANGED MY LIFE!
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