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

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

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

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

Synopsis

Psychiatric drugs are prescribed to more than twenty million Americans but can these drugs do more harm than good?

While a doctor may take fifteen minutes to determine the need for a psychiatric drug, the patient may end up taking it for months, years, or a lifetime. We deserve to know the dangers in advance -- including the difficulties we may encounter when trying to withdraw. Your Drug May Be Your Problem is the only book to provide an up-to-date, uncensored description of the dangers involved in taking every kind of psychiatric medication, and it is the first and only book to explain how to coordinate a safe withdrawal from them.

Excerpt

This book is filled with technical and scientific information about psychiatric drugs (especially their dangers) and how to withdraw from them. However, it is also important to understand the underlying psychological, social, and ethical principles that may affect your decision to use or not use psychiatric drugs.

We can learn a great deal about ourselves and how we view life by asking, "Where do we turn when we feel emotionally upset or despairing? Where do we go when life seems unendurable and we have little or no hope left? What are our ultimate resources in life--the places and persons to whom we turn for help, direction, and inspiration?"

Our Final Resort

All people seem to need faith, but the varieties of faith seem infinite. For many individuals, the ultimate resort or resource is religious or spiritual: God and prayer, or other beliefs and practices, and perhaps a trusted minister, priest, rabbi, or counselor. For others, the ultimate resort may be a loved one--a husband or wife, a parent, a friend. Still others may believe that they themselves are the ultimate resource. They may turn to creative work, nature, pets, hobbies, sports, or some other more seemingly individual or personal pursuit. Increasingly, people nowadays also turn to science to find answers about how to live life. Probably for most people, the final resort is a combination of these resources: God, nature, science, other people, and oneself. Ultimately, all human resources are related. Commitment to a loving, zestful, rational, principled life becomes the cornerstone of life and the final resource.

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