Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families – Peter Breggin, MD

“This is the first book to establish guidelines and to assist prescribers and therapists in withdrawing their patients from psychiatric drugs, including those patients with long-term exposure to antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, stimulants, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. It describes a method developed by the author throughout years of clinical experience, consultations with experienced colleagues, and scientific…

Mad in America (website)

The Mad in America (MIA) website is currently the most extensive and exhaustive resource critiquing modern psychiatric practice. It regularly publishes articles by psychiatrists – from practitioners to professors – to and users and survivors alike. MIA has a reputation as the blog the American Psychiatric Association pays attention to. Here are their withdrawal resource…

The Psychiatric Caduceus - a snake swallowing its tail

Withdrawal – Gateway to Illness

It’s all problematic: the original psychological and/or social issue, the establishment response, drugging, sudden withdrawal, and yes, even slow withdrawal aka tapering. But by far the most damaging is rapid or sudden withdrawal, followed closely behind by the side effects of staying on the drug. Sudden withdrawal from psychiatric drugs, or even a slightly too…

The Inner Compass Initiative

The Inner Compass Initiative is several projects in a well-designed platform. This resource is large: around 500 pages, but the information is structured to accompany and / or lead you on a journey through your withdrawal. According to the website, ICI currently has the following projects underway: The Withdrawal Project (TWP). TWP is an information resource…

Surviving Antidepressants

Psychiatric medication tapering and withdrawal peer support.

Knowledge Organization

 There are various ways to approach the information on this website in terms of structure and navigation. Since I am proposing that the field of psychiatry is motivated by problematic ideologies, based on problematic assumptions, and subject to problematic influences, many of which depend on each other, a proposed journey would address topic as it…

Anatomy of an Epidemic – Robert Whitaker, 2011

Anatomy of an Epidemic explains most succinctly, decisively and irrefutably the current landscape: the fact that certain medications, in particular the class known as antipsychotics can actually sensitise even so-called normal people to become “mentally ill”, and do less than nothing to help people in the long term, except mop up their own damage. This…