Peter Lehmann (Ed.)
The first book in the world about the issue of successfully coming off psychiatric drugs primarily addresses people in treatment who decide to withdraw. It also addresses their relatives and therapists.
Millions of people are taking psychiatric drugs, such as Haloperidol, Prozac, Risperidone or Zyprexa; for them, detailed accounts of how others came off these substances without ending up in the doctor's office, are of fundamental interest. In this manual, 25 former psychiatric patients from Australia, Austria, England, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA and for the first time, a relative write about their experiences with withdrawal.
Additionally, ten professionals, working in psychotherapy, medicine, psychiatry, social work, natural healing, on the Internet and even in a runaway-house, report on how they helped in the withdrawal process
Authors: Karl Bach Jensen · Wilma Boevink · Michael Chmela · Oryx Cohen · Gábor Gombos · Katalin Gombos · Bob Johnson · Maths Jesperson · Kerstin Kempker · Susan Kingsley-Smith · Fiona Dale Milne · Mary & Jim Maddock · Eiko Nagano · Mary Nettle · Una M. Parker · Pino Pini · Marc Rufer · Lynne Setter · Martin Urban · David Webb · Josef Zehentbauer · Katherine Zurcher · and many more
Prefaces by Judi Chamberlin, Pirkko Lahti, Loren R. Mosher and Peter Lehmann. The chapters: The Decision to Withdraw · Withdrawal without Pharmacogenic Problems · Coming off Step by Step · Counterweights · To Withdraw with Professional Help · Better Sometimes than Forever · Professional Support · The Time AfterAlternatives beyond Psychiatry, edited together with Peter Stastny in 2007; ebook in 2018). More about Peter Lehmann