Peter Lehmann (Ed.)
Coming off Psychiatric Drugs: Successful withdrawal from neuroleptics, antidepressants, lithium, carbamazepine and tranquilizers

CoverPrint edition, soft cover · English language · 352 pages · 21 x 15 cm, ISBN 978-0-9545428-0-1, 978-0-9788399-0-1, 978-1-891408-98-4. · Peter Lehmann Publishing 2004 · Instantly deliverable
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The first book in the world about the issue of successfully coming off psychiatric drugs primarily addresses people in treatment who decide to withdraw. It also addresses their relatives and therapists. Millions of people are taking psychiatric drugs, such as Haloperidol, Prozac, Risperidone or Zyprexa. For them, detailed accounts of how others came off these substances without ending up once again in the doctor's office are of fundamental interest.

In this manual, 28 former psychiatric patients from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Serbia & Montenegro, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA write about their experiences with withdrawal. Additionally, eight professionals, working in psychotherapy, medicine, psychiatry, social work, natural healing and even in a runaway-house, report on how they help in the withdrawal process.

Prefaces by Judi Chamberlin, Pirkko Lahti, Loren R. Mosher and Peter Lehmann. The chapters: The Decision to Withdraw · Withdrawal without Pharmacogenic Problems · Coming off Step by Step · Counterweights · To Withdraw with Professional Help · Better Sometimes than Forever · Professional Support · The Time After

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Peter Lehmann. Born in 1950. Certified pedagogue. Living as independent publisher in Berlin. In 1989, co-founder of the Organisation for the Protection from Psychiatric Violence, running the Runaway-house Berlin. In 1991, co-founder of the European Network of (ex-) Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (ENUSP); from 1997-1999, Chair of ENUSP; until 2010, board member. In 2010, awarded with an Honorary Doctorate in acknowledgement of "exceptional scientific and humanitarian contribution to the rights of the people with psychiatric experience" by the School of Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Faculty of Philosophy. In 2011, awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by the President of Germany. English publications include Alternatives beyond Psychiatry, edited together with Peter Stastny in 2007; ebook in 2018). More about Peter Lehmann