Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs

Info Document Actions Print this The Icarus Project and Freedom Center’s 40-page guide gathers information about reducing and coming off psychiatric medication. Includes info on mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, risks, benefits, wellness tools, withdrawal, detailed resource section, information for people staying on their medications, and much more. Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off…

UK Guardian: Studies say antidepressants no better than placebo

Info UK’s Guardian newspaper covers the news that a major study says SSRI antidepressant psychiatric drugs are no better than placebo. Capsules of Fluoxetine, the generic name for Prozac. Photograph Joe Raedle/Getty Images Original article click here. UK Guardian – 26 February 2008. A bitter pill Millions of prescriptions for SSRIs are written up in…

AlterNet: Are Antidepressants Faith-Based Treatment?

Info Psychologist Bruce Levine, longtime member of MindFreedom, evaluates the science behind claims that antidepressants work far better than other alternatives, in this article published by AlterNet. Bruce Levine, PhD is a practicing psychologist in Ohio and author of Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic. For original article click here. AlterNet – 28 February 2008 By Bruce…

Educating public using web videos of tardive dyskinesia & tardive dystonia

Since their introduction in the 1950’s, it’s been well known that psychiatric drugs known as neuroleptics or antipsychotics, can lead to permanent involuntary muscle movements called TD’s: tardive dyskinesia or tardive dystonia. In the 21st century, it’s finally possible to show the public easily exactly how serious this disaster is, using web videos. It is…

Scientific article: Neuroleptic (antipsychotic) drugs may cause cell death.

Info This medical research revealed that the neuroleptics (also known as antipsychotics) may not only shrink the brain, but cause actual cell death. For an abstract, full text, and to download a free PDF of the below article click this link: http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v32/n6/abs/1301233a.html Effect of Chronic Exposure to Antipsychotic Medication on Cell Numbers in the Parietal…

Medical articles on neuroleptic brain damage

Info These are a few of the many mainstream medical articles indicating that using neuroleptic psychiatric drugs (also known as antipsychotics) can lead to significant structural brain damage. Brain Damage Associated with Neuroleptic Drug Treatment: The below was compiled by several sources by the late psychiatrist Loren Mosher, MD. For more on this citations click…