Your Drug May Be Your Problem

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-07-09
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong
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When first published in 1999,Your Drug May Be Your Problemwas ahead of its time. The only book to provide an uncensored description of the dangers involved in taking every kind of psychiatric medication, it was also the first and only book to explain how to safely stop taking them. In the time elapsed, there have been numerous studies suggesting or proving the dangers of some psychiatric medications and even the FDA now acknowledges the problems; more studies are under way to determine their long-term and withdrawal effects. In the meantime, this book continues to be ever relevant and helpful. Fully updated to include study results and new medications that have come to market,Your Drug May Be Your Problemwill help countless readers exert control over their own psychiatric treatment.

Author Biography

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. David Cohen, Ph.D., is a professor of social work at Florida International University. He lives in Miami Beach, Florida.

Table of Contents

A Warning Concerning the Use of Psychiatric Drugsp. ix
Introductions to the New Editionp. 1
Introduction: What Is Your Ultimate Resource?p. 19
Psychiatric Drugs-Much Easier to Start Than to Stopp. 33
The Limits of Psychiatric Drugsp. 49
Your Drug May Be Your Problem-But You May Be the Last to Knowp. 61
Adverse Effects of Specific Psychiatric Drugsp. 79
Personal and Psychological Reasons for Not Using Psychiatric Drugsp. 109
Why Doctors Tell Their Patients So Littlep. 123
Plan Your Drug Withdrawalp. 137
How to Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugsp. 159
Withdrawal Reactions from Psychiatric Drugsp. 169
Withdrawing Your Child from Psychiatric Drugsp. 205
Understanding Your Therapist's Fears About Nonuse of Drugsp. 217
Guidelines for Therapists Who Do Not Advocate the Use of Psychiatric Drugsp. 229
Psychological Principles for Helping Yourself and Others Without Resort to Psychiatric Medicationsp. 235
Psychiatric Medications in Common Usep. 245
About the Authorsp. 249
The International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychologyp. 253
The Alliance for Human Research Protectionp. 255
Notesp. 257
Bibliographyp. 275
Indexp. 301
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