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

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ISBN-10: 0738203483

ISBN-13: 9780738203485

Edition: 2000

Authors: Peter Breggin, David Cohen

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Millions of people are prescribed a psychiatric medication annually, for symptoms as varied as insomnia to various psychiatric disorders. The authors provide a medically sound programme for freeing patients of psychiatric drugs.
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Book details

List price: $17.50
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/19/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

David Cohen is a British joutnalist who has written for The Independent, The Guardian, and British GQ, as well as The New York Times. In 1997, he was the recipient of a harkness fellowship hosted by Columbia University, which enabled him to write this book. He lives in london with his wife and two daughters.

A Warning Concerning the Use of Psychiatric Drugs
Introductions to the New Edition
Introduction: What Is Your Ultimate Resource?
Psychiatric Drugs-Much Easier to Start Than to Stop
The Limits of Psychiatric Drugs
Your Drug May Be Your Problem-But You May Be the Last to Know
Adverse Effects of Specific Psychiatric Drugs
Personal and Psychological Reasons for Not Using Psychiatric Drugs
Why Doctors Tell Their Patients So Little
Plan Your Drug Withdrawal
How to Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs
Withdrawal Reactions from Psychiatric Drugs
Withdrawing Your Child from Psychiatric Drugs
Understanding Your Therapist's Fears About Nonuse of Drugs
Guidelines for Therapists Who Do Not Advocate the Use of Psychiatric Drugs
Psychological Principles for Helping Yourself and Others Without Resort to Psychiatric Medications
Psychiatric Medications in Common Use
About the Authors
The International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology
The Alliance for Human Research Protection
Notes
Bibliography
Index