Your Drug May Be your Problem

Your Drug May Be your Problem

How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
Exposing the shortcomings of psychiatric medicines, the authors offer a guide to withdrawing from a variety of powerful drugs, including sleeping pills, tranquilizers, antipsychotics, stimulants, or mood stabilizers.

Perseus Publishing
The first book to expose the shortcomings of psychiatric drugs and to guide patients and doctors through the process of withdrawing from them

Well over ten million Americans are prescribed a psychiatric medication annually, for symptoms as varied as headache and insomnia to depression and various psychiatric disorders. Unbelievably, many of these drugs have not been formally tested to treat the problems for which they have been prescribed. Scientifically documenting the need for an end to this vicious cycle of inadequate approval, mis-medication, and irresponsible inattention to adverse side effects, Breggin and Cohen advocate compassionate and non-toxic therapies, and offer readers a roadmap for sensible, safe withdrawal from psychiatric drugs.Whether the drug is a sleeping pill, tranquilizer, stimulant, antidepressant, mood stabilizer, or antipsychotic, Your Drug May Be Your Problem reveals its documented withdrawal symptoms, demonstrating what many doctors don’t know, understand, or consider: withdrawal symptoms often mimic the symptoms for which a person has been medicated in the first place, a fact that frequently prompts doctors to mistakenly re-medicate their patients at even higher doses. Armed with this essential background information, readers will then be able to choose for themselves when and how to withdraw from psychiatric drugs. Groundbreaking and empowering, Your Drug May Be Your Problem offers readers what they have long sought—a medically and psychologically sound program for freeing themselves from psychiatric drugs, emphasizing throughout the importance for patients to keep control over the withdrawal process.

Book News
Provides uncensored descriptions of the dangers involved in taking every kind of psychiatric medication, and tells how to safely stop taking each type. Complex material is explained in plain language. Discusses the role of pharmaceutical companies in the psychiatric drug explosion, and considers ethical and scientific questions surrounding these drugs. Breggin is international director of the Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, and is the author of Talking Back to Prozac and Toxic Psychiatry . Cohen is a professor of social work at the University of Montreal, and is associate editor of The Journal of Mind and Behavior . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Reading, Mass. ; Perseus, c1999
Description: ix, 272 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780738201849
Branch Call Number: 616.8918 Bre
Additional Contributors: Cohen, David 1946-


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