Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families (Paperback)Peter Roger Breggin (author)
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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.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm