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Title:
Psychiatric drug withdrawal : a guide for prescribers, therapists, patients, and their families
Author:
Breggin, Peter Roger, 1936-
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Publication Information:
New York : Springer Pub. Co., 2013.
Physical Description:
xxxix, 310 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
Nothing in the field of mental health will do more good and reduce more harm than encouraging withdrawal from psychiatric drugs. The time is past when the focus in mental health was on what drugs to take for what disorders. Now we need to focus on how to stop taking psychiatric drugs and to replace them with more person-centered, empathic approaches. The goal is no longer drug maintenance and stagnation; the goal is recovery and achieving well-being. My new book, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Families, responds to a citizen rebellion that demands, "Help us get off these drugs!" It also encourages a professional revolution among concerned therapists who want to reject the idea of enforcing "patient compliance." It's time for therapists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, family therapists, and counselors to stop pushing their clients and patients to take psychiatric drugs that cause brain damage, harm the body, and shorten their patients' lives. In Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal, therapists will learn about psychiatric drugs to actively participate with patients and families in the medication decision-making process. - Author.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780826108432
Format :
Book