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Coming off Psychiatric Drugs: Successful withdrawal from neuroleptics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, Ritalin and tranquilizers (ebook)


Ebook, 350 pp., English language, updated and expanded edition. Berlin / Eugene / Shrewsbury: Peter Lehmann Publishing 2013. € 14.99 · £ 12.99 · · Selling price in CHF · US-$ · other currencies · Instantly deliverable

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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 After

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Peter Lehmann. Born in 1950. Education in pedagogy. Living as independent publisher and author in Berlin. In 1989, co-founder of the Organisation for the Protection from Psychiatric Violence, running the Runaway-house Berlin. In 1991, co-founder of the European Network of (ex-) Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (ENUSP); from 1997-1999, Chair of ENUSP; until 2010, board member. In 2010, awarded with an Honorary Doctorate in acknowledgement of "exceptional scientific and humanitarian contribution to the rights of the people with psychiatric experience" by the School of Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Faculty of Philosophy. In July 2011, awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by the President of Germany. English publications include Alternatives beyond Psychiatry, edited together with Peter Stastny in 2013. More about Peter Lehmann