Category Archives: coming off meds

Time for a harm reduction approach to psychiatric drugs


Governments and mental health services around the world have a serious drug problem:  the drugs being dished out in the name of health care in greater numbers, for ever wider range of ailments and to more people are, more are … Continue reading

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psych meds and drugs – some straight talk


So much talk about mental health  is really just talk about about drugs. on meds                         v       off meds  meds as magical cure  v     … Continue reading

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Lithium


…. Lithium lyrics Songwriters: Cobain, Kurt; Novoselic, Krist; Grohl, David; I’m so happy ’cause today I found my friends They’re in my head I’m so ugly, that’s okay ‘Cause so are you Broke our mirrors Sunday morning is everyday For all … Continue reading

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off label : hot docs


Thanks to my friend S who found this one. “Doctors today are liberally writing prescriptions for psychotropic drugs such as Aderall, Ambien, Zoloft, Paxil, Seroquil, Prozac, Wellbutrin and Effexor, to name but a few. Often these drugs are combined in … Continue reading

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Paxil study 329: a tale of Doctors, Spin Doctors, Lawyers and emails


“The secret emails you weren’t suposed to see” BBC Panorama – report May 2011… “The paper trail that reveals how the results of drug trials were glossed over to cover up a link with suicide in teens. Now Glaxo Smith … Continue reading

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Paxil Withdrawal: A Mother Speaks


Laurie York kicks butt Here Laurie she talks to an ISEPP conference  of the experience ,  regretably all too common, that followed after her son fell ill and they sought medical advice: 10 minute exam, prescription for  drugs , seeming improvement followed … Continue reading

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Rxisk.org


  A great treat, for me, to meet Dr David Healy yesterday at a workshop at Uof T and to hear him talk . The Eclipse of Medical Care -a lecture to University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy by Dr David Healy. … Continue reading

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Dr Joanna Moncreiff, Dr David Healy


Video of a end-of-conference panel conversation  in London 2008. includes Dr David Healy, chaired by Dr Joanna Moncreiff Dr Moncreiff was in Toronto in Nov, Dr David Healey will be here soon… 38mins 011 Andrew Herxheimer Talk & Panel Discussion with … Continue reading

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paxilprogess.org


We recently linked with paxilprogress.org a peer to peer message board community for people to share their personal experiences with taking antidepressants, and allows others to ask questions, and to learn from each other, and make their own, more informed decisions.  And just … Continue reading

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Dr Gabor Mate – coming to Toronto – Apr 2012


Dr Gabor Mate – coming to Toronto Please note this page is for the 2012 conference…  for 2013 CDCC click here Child Development and Community Conference (CDCC) Toronto on April 13 and 14, 2012. Regulars here will by now have noticed … Continue reading

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