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Coming off Psychiatric Drugs: Successful Withdrawal from by Peter Lehmann

By Peter Lehmann

The world-wide first e-book concerning the factor "Successful coming down from psychiatric drugs" essentially addresses taken care of those who are looking to withdraw all alone choice. It additionally addresses their family members and therapists.

Millions of individuals are taking psychiatric medications, for instance: Haloperidol, Prozac, Risperidone or Zyprexa. For them, distinct debts of the way others got here off those components with no finishing up once more within the doctor's workplace are of primary interest.

In this guide, 25 former psychiatric sufferers from Australia, Austria, England, Germany, Hungary, eire, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and the us and for the 1st time, a relative write approximately their stories with withdrawal. also, ten pros, operating in psychotherapy, drugs, psychiatry, social paintings, traditional therapeutic, on the net or even in a runaway-house, file on how they helped within the withdrawal procedure.
Prefaces via Judi Chamberlin, Pirkko Lahti, Loren R. Mosher and Peter Lehmann

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654). 56 Karl Leonhard of the Psychiatric Department of the Humboldt-University in Berlin considered it malpractice if prescribed neuroleptics are not soon thereafter withdrawn again: “Today I unfortunately see too many cases of cycloid psychosis that remain in a toxic, pathological state because of constant medication, but which would be perfectly normal without medication. If one could prevent the development of further phases of psychosis with constant medication, then this practice would be justified, but unfortunately that is not the case.

When methylphenidate was used in an attempt to discipline “fidgeters,” the danger of developing tolerance was dealt with by incorporating drug holidays into the treatment regimen (E. Bleuler, 1983, pp. 181/222-223). The US-American Physicians’ Desk Reference informs about methylphenidate: 36 “Chronic abusive use can lead to marked tolerance and psychological dependence with varying degrees of abnormal behavior. Frank psychotic episodes can occur, especially with parenteral abuse. Careful supervision is required during drug withdrawal from abusive use since severe depression as well as the effects of chronic overactivity can be unmasked” (1994, p.

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