Why do psychiatric drugs have withdrawal syndromes?

Useful links here on drugs and withdrawal.

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, psychiatrist & senior lecturer, University College London:

hat tip to CEP

Books by Joanna Moncrieff here.

For more information about withdrawal syndromes I’ve cut and pasted the Beyond Meds info page below. You can always find the most updated version of this from the navigation drop-down menus at the top of the blog:

Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up

psych drugsBelow the initial commentary is a collection of links with lots of information to better inform the reader on psychiatric drug withdrawal. Educating oneself and preparing for a safer taper goes a long way in mitigating the risk of serious protracted withdrawal issues.

In the course of my work with those coming off psych meds I’ve learned that there are few people, even among critics of psychiatry that have a clue at the potential severity of psychiatric drug withdrawal syndromes. That also means there are virtually no professionals…

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