Stopping Psych Meds In A Safer Environment

Stopping Psych Medications 
In A Safer And More 
Controlled Environment

A medicaly trained Lyme patient advocate sent me this very important information to share.  This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

NOTE-  Those who wish to stop psych medications should never do so "cold-turkey" (abruptly stopping). Before stopping your medication you will need to be your own advocate and educate yourself on psychiatric medication withdrawal.  

Main stream medical practitioners usually are not versed on how to properly withdraw, or about the need to slowly withdraw from psychiatric medications. They typically recommend to taper off too quickly. The withdrawal process can take months to years to successfully complete. There are groups and organizations that can support and help you through this time (see listings below). The groups can also assist physicians who may be supportive of your efforts. 

October 2018

Antidepressants Cause Severe Withdrawal Symptoms like "Hallucination," "Mania," & "Anxiety," New Study Reveals


September 2018
Antidepressant Use Climbs As Patients Find It Difficult To Continue

July 2018  
Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome & Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome

The Withdrawal Project

Mad In America

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Can Not Quit
NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE- April 7, 2018
Link HERE

The Antidepressant Withdrawl
NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE- April 16, 2018
Link HERE

Helpful Hint-  Did you know? "...another important take away is that in floroquinolones mixed with a benzo can cause devastating reactions."  

New Terminology- Akathisia, which many people have never heard of, basically means you can not stand the thought of living one more minute, but you have to.  Instead of suicide or homicide, big pharma is using this term.

WIKI Definition- Akathisia is a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness and inability to stay still.

A Consent Form That Speaks The Truth

QUOTE- "What if patients were provided the known risks to medical interventions, including what is unknowable at this time (who is at increased risk of injury/adverse effects), and why incomplete information is available, or why available information may be misleading. Let’s take a look at what informed consent might look like for psychiatric drug treatment."

A Model Consent Form for Psychiatric Drug Treatment- HERE  



Last Update- October 2018
Lucy Barnes
AfterTheBite@gmail.com