Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families

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This is the first book to establish guidelines and to assist prescribers and therapists in withdrawing their patients from psychiatric drugs, including those patients with long-term exposure to antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, stimulants, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. It describes a method developed by the author throughout years of clinical experience, consultations with experienced colleagues, and scientific research. Based on a person-centered collaborative approach, with patients as partners, this method builds on a cooperative and empathic team effort involving prescribers, therapists, patients, and their families or support network. The author, known for such books as Talking Back to Prozac, Toxic Psychiatry, and Medication Madness, is a lifelong reformer and scientist in mental health whose work has brought about significant change in psychiatric practice. This book provides critical information about when to consider psychiatric drug reduction or withdrawal, and how to accomplish it as safely, expeditiously, and comfortably as possible. It offers the theoretical framework underlying this approach along with extensive scientific information, practical advice, and illustrative case studies that will assist practitioners in multiple ways, including in how to: * Recognize common and sometimes overlooked adverse drug effects that may require withdrawal.* Treat emergencies during drug therapy and during withdrawal.* Determine the first drugs to withdraw during multi-drug therapy.* Distinguish between withdrawal reactions, newly occurring emotional problems, and recurrence of premedication issues.* Estimate the length of withdrawal.

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Descrizione libro Springer Publishing Co Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 229 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is the first book to establish guidelines and to assist prescribers and therapists in withdrawing their patients from psychiatric drugs, including those patients with long-term exposure to antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, stimulants, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. It describes a method developed by the author throughout years of clinical experience, consultations with experienced colleagues, and scientific research. Based on a person-centered collaborative approach, with patients as partners, this method builds on a cooperative and empathic team effort involving prescribers, therapists, patients, and their families or support network. The author, known for such books as Talking Back to Prozac, Toxic Psychiatry, and Medication Madness, is a lifelong reformer and scientist in mental health whose work has brought about significant change in psychiatric practice. This book provides critical information about when to consider psychiatric drug reduction or withdrawal, and how to accomplish it as safely, expeditiously, and comfortably as possible. It offers the theoretical framework underlying this approach along with extensive scientific information, practical advice, and illustrative case studies that will assist practitioners in multiple ways, including in how to: * Recognize common and sometimes overlooked adverse drug effects that may require withdrawal.* Treat emergencies during drug therapy and during withdrawal.* Determine the first drugs to withdraw during multi-drug therapy.* Distinguish between withdrawal reactions, newly occurring emotional problems, and recurrence of premedication issues.* Estimate the length of withdrawal. Codice libro della libreria AAC9780826108432

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Descrizione libro Springer Publishing Co Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 229 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is the first book to establish guidelines and to assist prescribers and therapists in withdrawing their patients from psychiatric drugs, including those patients with long-term exposure to antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, stimulants, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. It describes a method developed by the author throughout years of clinical experience, consultations with experienced colleagues, and scientific research. Based on a person-centered collaborative approach, with patients as partners, this method builds on a cooperative and empathic team effort involving prescribers, therapists, patients, and their families or support network. The author, known for such books as Talking Back to Prozac, Toxic Psychiatry, and Medication Madness, is a lifelong reformer and scientist in mental health whose work has brought about significant change in psychiatric practice. This book provides critical information about when to consider psychiatric drug reduction or withdrawal, and how to accomplish it as safely, expeditiously, and comfortably as possible. It offers the theoretical framework underlying this approach along with extensive scientific information, practical advice, and illustrative case studies that will assist practitioners in multiple ways, including in how to: * Recognize common and sometimes overlooked adverse drug effects that may require withdrawal.* Treat emergencies during drug therapy and during withdrawal.* Determine the first drugs to withdraw during multi-drug therapy.* Distinguish between withdrawal reactions, newly occurring emotional problems, and recurrence of premedication issues.* Estimate the length of withdrawal. Codice libro della libreria AAC9780826108432

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Descrizione libro Springer Publishing Company. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 352 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.1in. x 0.8in.As a physician who specializes in addiction medicine and drug withdrawal and written widely on them, I recommend Dr. Breggins book to every health professional who deals with anyone taking psychiatric drugs. He gives highly useful information and reasons for stopping or avoiding them. Its an excellent one-stop source of information about psychiatric drug effects and withdrawal. Prescribers, therapists, patients, and families will benefit from this guidebook. Charles L. Whitfield, MD Bestselling author of Healing the Child Within and many other books Peter Breggin has more experience in safely withdrawing psychiatric patients from medication than any other psychiatrist. In this book he shares his lifetime of experience. All of our patients deserve the benefit of our obtaining that knowledge. Bertram Karon, PhD Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University Author, The Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia Former President of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association This is such an important book. Describing the problem of withdrawal from psychiatric drugs in detail, and providing clear advice regarding how to deal with this problem as Peter has done so well in this book, is long overdue. For decades, the belief system that is mainstream psychiatry has denied the existence of withdrawal problems from the substances they prescribe so widely. In reality, withdrawal problems with psychiatric drugs is a common occurrence. Because of psychiatrys reckless denial of this real and common problem, millions of people worldwide have not had the support and care they desperately need when attempting to come off psychiatric drugs, often been erroneously advised that these problems are confirmation of the existence of their supposed original so-called psychiatric illness. Dr. Breggins book is therefore both timely and necessary. Terry Lynch, MD Physician and Psychotherapist Author of Beyond Prozac: Healing Mental Suffering Without Drugs and Selfhood: A Key to the Recovering of Emotional Well Being, Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental Health Problems Dr. Peter Breggin has written an invaluable reference for mental health professionals and lay-persons alike who are seeking a way out of dependency on psychiatric drugs. He describes the many dangers of psychiatric medication in straightforward research-based and contextually nuanced terms. Most helpfully, he articulates a method of empathic, person-centered psychotherapy as an alternative to the prevailing emotionally and system disengaged drug-centered approach. In this book, Dr. Breggin systematically outlines how to safely withdraw a patient from psychiatric medication with rich case examples drawn with the detail and sensitivity to individual and situational differences that reveal not only his extensive clinical experience, but his clear, knowledgeable, and compassionate vision of a more humane form of treatment. In this volume, Dr. Peter Breggin has again demonstrated that he is a model of what psychiatry can and should be. This is an indispensable text for both mental health trainees and experienced practitioners seeking a practical alternative to the dominant drug-centric paradigm. Gerald Porter, PhD Vice President for Academic Affairs School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute This much needed book and guide to psychiatric medication withdrawal is clearly written and easy to understand. As people become more empowered and able to inform themselves about the effects of pharmaceuticals, practitioners will be called upon to wean their patients off of damaging medications. This book will provide that guidance. Thank you Dr. Breggin for having the courage to oppose conventional psychiatric thinking and the caring to improve the quality of life for individuals who are ready to experienc This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780826108432

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