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Dr Breggin. I find you to be an absolute blessing to me. I heard you 20 yrs ago on Georgine Rice program on KPDQ 93.9 Portland, Or. If I could afford your services I would do my best to find my way to visit you. God knows the myriad of trials I've been through since dual TBI and spine Injuries in March of 1985 at the age of 24. I am now 58 and have gone through living hell. If it were not for Jesus setting me free I may have died from prescribed opiates. I don't know if you are a born again christian sir but I trust in your wisdom, expertise and position you take. God bless you sir. Brad
Thank you. I want to wean myself off of quetiapine 50mg. I've been on too many psychotropic drugs for too long. All of the psychiatrists I've been to, including the one I am going to now, seem to think that they are a god and dont care about me[the patient]. I can say the same about therapists who claim to care about their clients, but in all actuality treat them like another paycheck; because to them, "we" are. This and other reasons are why I have absolutely no faith whatsoever in the so-called health (I use this word very lightly) industry. Yet you, Dr. Breggin, may---just may have me believe that not all doctors are medical doctors are heartless.
Thank You Dr. I have been on 12-13 psych drugs. I weaned myself down to 2 xanax for sleep i was on 4 mg a day, shrink put me on atavan i want to be off these drugs. She said atavan will be easier to wean my self off. I have been off the antidepressants for a year. Sweet JESUS please help me get off the last few and not have asthma. if it be your will//PRAISE TO THE MOST HIGH ONE TRUE LIVING GOD
Xanax is so strong I've seen heroin addicts take it and forget they needed heroin until the Xanax woreoff, two and a half days.Thats what it should be used for,treating addiction but no more than four days.
I was on and off psychiatric drugs for years . First put on them at 17 . They can be very dangerous . It wasnt until 3 years ago did i understand just how dangerous they can be. I suffered a great deal coming off paroxetine . Had extreme fear and vertigo , panic attacks to the point of wanting to throw myself from a moving car , not to commit suicide but because the fight/flight response was so intense. It took a good 12 months for my brain to correct itself after this terrible drug. I also completely believe i craved alcohol because oc these ssri drugs. This is actually mentioned in the side effect / warning leaflets which come with the medication in the US but not here in Britain. I no longer touch anything which could alter my mind . I had to renew my mind , the way i thought was key . My healing came through Jesus Christ and Him alone. He became my psychiatrist ,my doctor , my hope and my freedom. Be blessed
I went to a psychiatric my first time after I got abused and mobbed at work and the doctor prescribed prozac, Ambien for sleep, Ativa for anxiety, I was reporting to him all the abusive incidents and he said to put up and shut up to the abuses, exposure to chemical, etc, really? So am I supposed to collapse and die and then complain. Am i supposed to be a robot, instead of a human. The doctor was a joke. I almost told him, "to have a doctor like you, I don't need enemy". He did not even allow me to speak. And now he wants to mess me up with these drugs. I even told him, I need help to for the cause not for the symptoms. So he wants to drug me up, to be a robot to deal with the abuse. I just don't get it. The another psychiatric I went first gave me option: drugs or therapy. Anybody in the right mind would choose therapy. I was reading about the side effects and gives the same symptoms as the stress is causing me: poor sleep, anxiety, little depression. Why on earth I would take these drugs. I don't get it. Pretty scaring.
my mental health center tried to get me to attend there med clinic my gut told me something's not right here i don't have any mental health issues but they still tried i record my tv shows on the dvr so that i don't have to watch those ads for the prescription meds this makes me sick that these companies make $$$ billions and $$$ billions selling this shit to us and the government says its legal
had massive eating problems.I usd be gymnast on Olympic. gymnastics club.I used yo walk on floor with not sound and a spring in my step.now I can't do that spring especially the shock absorber part in catching landing pushing up I thump harder on floor put things down harder I lost sensation in my arm suffered park in in son is pins I was walking leaning forwards all time and I was national athlete.I suffered iron deficiency for over year and my heart was under great strain.my neighbours were cause of problem because they liedcabout they were doing.and they knew I was a anxious because I told them all I ever did was run away never been section in 20years had false made against me.now even though no disorder unqualified people want to put me back in cycle for their convenience just as I was recovering I never been prescribed it was one of most intelligent in class and quietist I have lack of hearing now its muffled and lost sensation in hands.my back is badxagain and I'm doubly incontinent.I never had mental health problems.they use it yo control people the paradox being that thru are abusers bullies "fear " the victim who shakes like a leaf in fear and being called agresdive off that when they were threatened assaulted etc.never laid finger on any one.I can't speak properly I have to push use all wrong muscles.retrain .again.I spoke several languages had talent for pickinhvup spelling etc can't do that now I can't type be ause my fingers still stick together or have that habit.I lost use if my hand suffered neurological injury because THEY overdosed bit even then I had reaction I nearly died because my heart stopped in bed.all I could do was say praise Jesus it started again.neutotyicsld are liars manipulators.gthe level of sodium too.is dangerous.odd how drs use electrical therapy on chemical imbalances s.they dont even test for deficiency like vitamin d and b and iron before or pituatory gland problems first which they are actually duty bound under care to rule out first.I went a whole year iron deficient they tried yo blame a psychiatric condition when it was their chemicals.I said no And was not prescribed any not due to non compliance.I li e constant fear of false accusations.those who are truly I'll get sectioned nearly every six months cycle doesn't break because health visitors etc keep them in revolving door situation since medical Noyes now get sifted through by all sorts for fishing expedition and they get used by people.by nor afmitti g making constant unnecessary referrals they cause anxiety distress worst offenders are members of public who ate bullies to say the least.my dr like d I did not want to see them I do not have to talk to them I recuse they use court.where can we get your documents for court?.
3:56 to 5:26 What Doc B says Is so so true. 28 years on Klonopin and even after 18 months benzo free still going through very hard times but getting much much better. Thank God there is a doctor like this that is willing to tell the whole truth about these meds.
Big Pharma is fucking with people's heads, LITERALLY. I was on some of these drugs to combat my PTSD, which, ironically, was brought on by combat. All they did was make my head feel as though it was encased in concrete. None of them "worked." Know what did? CBD, or "cannabidiol," a compound found in marijuana. CBD totally eliminates anxiety from my daily life and is all-natural, no side effects. To hell with big pharma. Profit is all they are concerned with.
Thanking you Dr Peter Breggin for your Information.I have experience a lot of Stress in my life, my 3 year old son was killed, Have son in Prison, another son who hung himself, fortunately The police found him hanging, he wasn't breathing, and in Cardiac arrest. Thank GOD he didn't die,spent 10 day's in Intensive care. The point I'm trying to make is, it's reasonable normal to feel Depressed while going through major Stressful Event's in your life. Was percribed Prisque, and lamotrigine for Depression. The Physcharist who I was seeking, when I explained what I was going through said, he'd be worried if I wasn't Depressed. I am Taking myself off These Drug's, firstly they make me feel NUMB!!!! Can't feel NORMAL EMOTIONS, which isn't NORMAL. Secondly there are long term side effects. The drug company who Produces LAMOTRIGINE has RECENTLY put out a WARNING that the DRUG can cause Inflammation of the Lining of the BRAIN, it can CAUSE MENINGITIS!! I haven't stopped taking it as "YET"" will be doing it under my Doctor's supervision. But took myself off PRISQUE, hadn't intended to stop until I saw my Doctor, BUT was broke& didn't have the money to get my Script filled. So Stopped taking it, Let me tell you I CERTAINLY "" DON'T"" Advise anyone to do so Without Your Doctor's supervision. My withdrawals have been HORRIFIC. Over the worst of it now though. Will be seeing my Doctor when she is back from her XMAS Holiday's. I'm a active 70 year young. I nearly died while taking a DRUG called Triptional ( not sure of correct spelling) It caused electrical Impulses of my HEART to go haywire, hence I had a CRADIC ARREST!!!!!! If I hadn't been at My Doctor's I'd be Dead. My Doctor saved my life, by performing CPR, spent a few days in Intensive care. So you see I'm very wary of all Medication. PLEASE, I Repeat PLEASE if you are wanting to Stop taking your medication, DO NOT attempt it Without your Doctor's supervision. Cheers From Australia.😋
When he says they become addicts for valium, etc. he means that it is a physical addiction. The person isn't getting high or feeling a sense of euphoria, they literally cannot stop taking the benzo because the brain receptors have stopped functioning. A person can die if they just stop benzos cold turkey.
My biggest regret as a mother was allowing drs to prescribe these stupid meds. He was on them from 8 on and now he has such a bad tremor he can hardly get a fork to his mouth. It breaks my heart. And they assured me the meds were “safe and necessary “ no they weren’t either.
My kid brother's psychiatric nurse ex-wife's legacy to him and us is a relationship with Effexor (venlafaxine) which, ironically, has lasted longer than his marriage! It was recommended to him via her (on the say so of the psychiatrist at her workplace) as a short-term crutch for his partly job-induced crisis, burn-out state. 8 years on his marriage is over, but his relationship with Effexor is going strong. I feel like I'll never get the boy I grew up with back. Thanks to everyone who made it possible. P.S. Fuck you, Wyeth.
I finally got off of Effexor. Had to do it myself as the doctor wanted me to try a different antidepressant. I've never had depression. It took 4 horrible months of panic attack, electric shock sensations, crying jags, anxiety and dizziness to taper off. Never again.
For years I was given different psych meds. I could fill a notebook page with the names. My state allows medical cannabis now. Since I started medicating with cannabis..I have not needed psych meds on a daily basis. I still carry around 1-2 pills of the last med I was given (in case I get into a crisis)
Will never have my kids take adderall or psychiatric pills. First you need to change there diet and quality of life. There are so many alternatives to take which are safer and more effective and can improve there life tremendously. So much we dont know about. Most of us are blinded by what else is out there that can improve our mental and physical health. Pills may be the only option if nothing else works but dont be jumping on the pills like it's nothing. Somethings wrong with your body take that sign as "I need to change my way of living"
I am an avid #MentalHealthAwareness advocate and performer, and I love this so much. I travel the country trying to bring that awareness on stages, in classrooms, hospitals, and on my YouTube channel, so I get excited when I see other advocates. 💙❤
I was 15 when I was first put on meds I'm now 26 the reason I was put on meds was I had been using street drugs no one even gave my body time to detox now at 26 I have more problems than ever.. I've been on at least 60 or more meds I am an alcoholic with gastritis I have a kidney disease and worse mental health issues.. 😔 when I told my doctor I had been on so many all he could say was he could tell!
Chemical weapons for population reduction. Donald Rumsfeld, case in point.
When Ford lost the 1976 election, Rumsfeld returned to private business and financial life and was named the president and CEO of the pharmaceutical corporation G. D. Searle & Company. He was later named CEO of General Instrument from 1990 to 1993 and chairman of Gilead Sciences from 1997 to 2001.
Rumsfeld was appointed Secretary of Defense for a second time in January 2001 by President George W. Bush. During his tenure, he aimed to modernize and restructure the U.S. military for the 21st century. Rumsfeld played a central role in the planning of the United States' response to the September 11 attacks,
Quite a coincidence!
More than one journalist has uncovered corrupt connections between the Bush Family, psychiatry, and Eli Lilly & Company, the giant pharmaceutical corporation. While previous Lillygates have been more colorful, Lilly’s soaking state Medicaid programs with Zyprexa—its blockbuster, antipsychotic drug—may pack the greatest financial wallop. Worldwide in 2003, Zyprexa grossed $4.28 billion, accounting for slightly more than one-third of Lilly’s total sales. In the United States in 2003, Zyprexa grossed $2.63 billion, 70 percent of that attributable to government agencies, mostly Medicaid.
This is an example of the men who run the Pharmaceutical Industry. Murder for Money. The top positions in the Military. Please consider termination of your support in these businesses and go natural.
A person I know was given Quetiapine 300mg yesterday for the first time and the nurse said from tomorrow the patient will be given 600mg. I am concern about the side effects from epilepsy to sudden death. I have looked at nhs website. Please message me if you have been given 300mg increased to 600mg within two days. Was there any worst side effects. How did you manage? The patient complained today that last night she had severe frozen knees and the excruciating pains that never felt in her life before.
I had been on it olanzapine and paroxetine for 3 years. I stopped it an year ago without much tapering. For last year I have been facing severe insomnia and mania . I just could manage to get 5 hr sleep a day. Now I have started drug olanzapine and paroxetine again due to hopelessness brought by insomnia and fear of going mad. What should be my approach? Should I keep low dose as possible without discontinuing the antidepressants? I am confused. Please help!!!
Here are a few tips that may help some of you:
1) Getting off antidepressants can be challenging. While cold turkey is possible, tapering off is usually better. Be aware that some of these drugs (e.g. Prozac aka Fluoxetine) come in a liquid form that makes gradual tapering off much much easier. You can literally dose it with an eye-dropper and very gradually lower your dose over a period of several weeks or months. Fluoxetine has a long half-life which helps that tapering off go more smoothly.
2) For those of you that are unable to go completely off meds, another advantage of the liquids is that they make taking smaller dosages possible and a very small dose may be all that you need. E.g. instead of taking 20, 40, 60 or 80 mg of Prozac, you might be okay taking 2 mg or 4 mg. These doses are easily done with the liquid form and will cause far fewer side effects.
3) Fish Oil can help tremendously but you need to take a large dose (2 to 10 grams daily) and you need to find a brand that is high in EPA relative to DHA. If you've tried standard fish oil and it hasn't helped, try it again using one that's enriched in EPA.
4) Manage your blood sugar. You don't have to be hypoglycemic or diabetic to have a blood sugar problem. This is a complex topic and exactly what path is best will vary from person to person, but cutting way back on sugar and refined carbohydrates is going help nearly everyone. Some of you will need to go on ketogenic diet or even carnivore diet for maximal benefit.
5) Gut health is a big part of this. I'm sure you've heard this before and there's a ton of information available, so don't ignore it. Fixing the gut can be tricky because the gut and the nervous system are inextricably linked. Your gut can be malfunctioning because of your nervous system and your nervous system can be malfunctioning because of your gut (e.g. leaky gut or dysbiosis).
Been on Seroquel, Ativan and lithium for 17 days (prescribed for insomnia) and by God, I'm coming off them! I feel like I've been hit in the back of the head with a 2 by 4! I can't think or focus on anything and I'm super depressed, tired, unmotivated and have crying spells! How evil these drugs are! Damn these doctors to hell!
I have found out first hand how awful these psych drugs are. I have always trusted Drs. I have always followed what they told me to do and what they prescribed. I have been forced to cold Turkey benzodiazepines 3 different times. The last time a month ago in a psychiatric hospital. I was prescribed clonazepam this last time for a little over a year and I started having horrible side effects which I thought I was having a nervous breakdown. The doctor there stopped the medication cold Turkey.. I will never trust doctors again.
I have been an English psychiatric nurse since 1990.l have seen first hand what goes on with these drugs and have had concerns for years.we learned nothing from diazepam in the 1950s. (Mummys little helpers)or lorazepam .very concerning.lithium is incredibly dangerous.l saw someone die from toxicity.
Sir eight years back, when I was in my graduation, I was little confused about my career and so was anxious and not able to concentrate. So I visited psychiatrist for consultation and he after asking me certain questions ,he then prescribed me citalopram and inderal (propranolol ) for anxiety and heart palpitations. I took it and from the first dose only I started feeling something unusual weird and tight ness in my lower left abdomen. I continued for a week then stopped it and again visited psychiatrist and he told it will subside after few days but I left it after two days. But from that day onwards I always felt that tight ness , spasms and cramps like feelings on the lower abdomen left side and that also at one point only. My hunger pains which I used to feel at centre of my abdomen got shifted towards my lower left side, the lower left side became the region of trouble, I had all sorts of gastrointestinal complaint s then , there was one spot at left abdominal part deep inside where I used to feel as if some contraction is happening the region above it used to feel as if some gas is filled always felt bloated had bowel issues also .Never had bowel as I used to have before start of antidepressants. The more I study the more burning I have in my lower left part and it then radiates or feel something moves straight from there to mind even my left eye also have little swelling sometimes. My bowel s are if they are passing through some deformed or flattened pipe inside .Stiching or stabbing like pains I used to feel.My hunger was not the same now, I am not able to digest milk and many other things, cannot eat oily or spicy and also I never used to have bowel pressure early morning as earlier. Earlier I used to have heart palpitations on anxious but now I always have palpitations in my lower left quadrant at the spot which I mentioned before.Whenever I do jumping i feel as if something is moving up down left side. My career came to halt, I went to psychiatrist so that he will make me score good in academic but wasn't knowing he will bring it to a stand still. Initially thought to be a gastro complaint consulted them and none of their medicine had any impact on the area except that smooth muscles medicine normaxin but that also to very less extent. I had three abdominal ultrasound, one upper GI endoscopy with biopsy, one colonoscopy, stool test ,urine test,blood test all were normal. Finally I had CT scan of abdomen and pelvis with contrast which was also normal except it mentioned that there are mild multilevel degenerative changes are seen in lumbar spine. During these period of 8 years visited more than six gastroenterologist but of no use. Some of them use to say it's IBS ,some say colitis, some used to refer to me to psychiatrist, neurologist. And again they used to say it is because of depression and prescribe SSRI but I never had depression. To this day I regret of consulting psychiatrist I think it has caused me some permanent damage in functioning of my lower left colon region or it may have caused me some form of paralysis there.I tried even alternative forms big treatment but everything fails Even Ayurveda and homeopathic doesn't have much impact on me. I like to do yoga but breathing exercises and pranayama used to aggravate the condition.Whenever I take deep breath I feel as if air is getting filled in my lower abdomen only and starts to feel bloated. So I left this . Even I do exercises also little only because of this. Whenever I tell psychiatrist about their medicine ill effect they don't believe and tell me there is every thing on your head. If I have my way I will make them take all SSRI, benzos , SNRI and then only they will know how it ruins one's life and career . Hope you may throw some light on my issues and provide me some good approach to make it normal.
I've been on all these drugs for years and they ruined my life. 8 weeks drug free now and I have never felt better. I suffered for years thinking I needed the drugs but now i think the drugs were the real problem.
I went from 240lb to 465 on Olanzapine (Zyprexa) in a few short months. Had two heart attacks when my boneheaded nazi of a prescribing nurse gave me one bottle of 30, 2mg Valium (diazapam)-- she gave me 0 refills, after i had been on the maximum dose of 10mg per day for 3 years...had two heart attacks as a result. I have permanent and frequent muscle spasms as a result of missing too many doses of Abilify. I have schizophrenia, and have suffered 14 years of unending voices and visual hallucinations-- nearly full blown for 14 years, and NONE of the pharmaceutical antipsychotics I took ever helped. I had to lie and pretend to be well to get released from the state hospital after I unknowingly signed away my freedom in a temporary mental hospital when I wasn't thinking clearly during an intense psychotic episode. Now, my schizophrenia is in remission after using full spectrum CBD oil for only a few weeks. It helped with paranoid thoughts, delusions, and mania almost instantly. It quieted down the voices significantly after a few weeks. Visual hallucinations are non existant now. No side effects, just relief, and the minor pain killing qualities help my (very) minor back pain too, which is a plus. My thought patterns aren't problematic anymore. I live in reality now, not delusion-land. The oil I use is from genetically identical cloned plants-- grown the same way, every time-- ensuring its consistency. It contains 0.00% THC, and is rich in CBD, CBG, and CBC. I have yet to identify the cause of my schizophrenia, due largely to incompetent mental health professionals and a lack of knowledge on my part (until recently), but I am getting my blood tested for 5 possible causes: over-methylation, under-methylation, pyrrole disorder, thyroid imbalance, and excess gluten...once I figure out the cause, I will treat it accordingly. It may be as easy as taking high doses of instant release niacin (b3). In the meantime, this CBD oil is keeping me sane. Thanks for posting this, I agree, pharmaceutical psych meds are dangerous, and greed is their motivator.
People should go back to school and do the math! even if 1% or 2% of patients die from sudden death for example the drugs from EI lilly, and 3 or 4 million patients are taking the drug, that's a lot of people that the drug is killing. Even if the % is lower at .5% if millions of people are taking these drugs, the side effect is effecting thousands of people. The % can be low but the more people taking the drug a higher number of people will have that side effect. I've always been in favour of some EI illy drugs being discontinued and pulled off the market as these are a very dangerous drugs, I have concerns about the general adult population consuming these drugs, and I am troubled that they would be giving these drugs to children.
on seroquel and risperadone it annoys me the doctors say they help my condition but when i started taking them \I was a fucking zombie and had issues with my heart I had to lie down to feel I wasn't gonna pass out and got real dizzy
abilify'. all most killed me. look up abilify will kill you utube. it took me 5 years to some what recover from abilify and other meds. watch out for steroids prednisone triamcinolone kenolog and others. please help the pharma big from destroying our life
I was prescribed nortilen at agz of 12 , relatin and too many others. My mom gave me tonnes also of sipralexia. Now i have xanax to treat insomnia i have heart pains. I trizd to kill myself almost 8 to 9 times. They did eegs on me. Its like the pharmaceuticals keep you client. In Belgium psygiatries believe in retraumtizing . Because of these medication i had sleep paralysis and sleepwalking my mom almost woke me up. My mom took 7 pills a day ,also alcoholist. My stephdad the same. I fear mom has korsakov syndrome now. Im 21 and on xanax . Anxiety increased. I was 18 when i learned through a doctor. She told me my mom knowing how suicidal i was . I took all of them that you list. Thank you so much for the truth . We have heartproblems in the family i did multiple medication overdoses. Also with betablockers i ended up with epileptic attack. I got more drugs for speaking about the abuse in the house. Thats all pharmacy does. I see how it affects my mom me my family .
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.