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What I have learnt from helping thousands of people taper off antidepressants and other psychotropic medications

Adele Framer has written an article for the journal Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology. The abstract says: “Although psychiatric drug withdrawal syndromes have been recognized since the 1950s – recent studies confirm antidepressant withdrawal syndrome incidence upwards of 40% – medical information…
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Lived experience of mental health: Benefit or hindrance?

“Lived experience of poor mental health matters for representation, so why do some think otherwise? Michelle Jamieson explains… “ This  article  on the website of theGIST (the Glasgow Insight into Science & Technology) has been written by Michelle Jamieson. It begins: “Lived experience…
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Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs and Withdrawal

This guide has been written by Will Hall. The publishers say: “The Icarus Project and Freedom Center’s 52-page illustrated guide gathers the best information we’ve come across and the most valuable lessons we’ve learned about reducing and coming off psychiatric medication. Based…
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Co-Production in Mental Health

The full title of this report from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) is “Co-Production in Mental Health: A Literature Review”. It was commissioned by the mental health charity Mind. The NEF understands co-production to be “a relationship where professionals and citizens…
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Searching for a Rose Garden: challenging psychiatry, fostering mad studies

The publishers ( PCCS Books , 2016) of Searching for a Rose Garden describe it as “an incisive critique of all that is unhelpful about sanestream understandings of and responses to mental distress. Drawing on world-wide survivor activism and scholarship, it explores…
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