self-nonmedication


Writer Bruce Stutz tells the story of how he decided he was ready to unmedicate himself, and his  experience of discontinuing pychiatric medications.

Stutz didn’t just stop – he researched how the meds he was taking were supposed to work, and  what changes would happen in his brain if he  stopped taking them. He talked with doctors and researchers and asked lots of questions.

He gives a full acount of all this and of his own experience of venlaxafine discontinuation, including the zaps.

Stutz is a thourough journalist and a compelling writer. If you are contemplating moving towards a life without meds you could do worse than read his article before you do anything else – both for a good read, and to gain some insight into what the experience can be  like..

… read Stutz’s full article at NY Times Magazine…

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/06/magazine/06antidepressant-t.html?pagewanted=1&ref=magazine

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