Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How & Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications
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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
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 19th 2000 by Da Capo Press (first published July 31st 1998)
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Kim Bowen
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...more
April Bonnett
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.
Nathanael Gentilhomme
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...more
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
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.
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.
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.
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
One of the best books I've ever read in my life. It's not just a pill
Roberta Frontini
A perfect book. I love it!
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