I have personally experienced the debilitating nature of psychiatric drugs being used to deal with so-called delusionary architecture in 1969.
Placed on an experimental dosage of 800 mg daily of Fluphenazine Hydrochloride (Permitil/Prolixin). It is extremely difficult to get escape this chemical lobotomy, and I personally recommend the following works. **
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• Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry – Peter Breggin
“The psychiatric drugs discussed in this book are far more dangerous to take than many doctors and patients realize, but they can also become hazardous during the withdrawal process. In short, it is dangerous to start psychiatric drugs and dangerous to stop them.
Many are addictive, and most can produce withdrawal symptoms that are emotionally and physically distressing and sometimes life threatening. Tapering off psychiatric drugs should usually be done gradually with the aid of experienced clinical supervision.
This book provides a critical analysis of biological treatments in psychiatry written from a scientific, ethical, psychological, and social viewpoint.”
• “Toxic Psychiatry – A Psychiatrist Speaks Out” – Peter Breggin
“Why therapy, empathy and love must replace the drugs, electroshock, and biochemical theories of “New Psychiatry.”
• “Your Drug May be Your Problem“-Peter Breggin, MD. D. Cohen
Breggin has been a brave pioneer in not only pointing out but also but also meticulously documenting the ways that the ‘Emperor’ of traditional mental health treatment is naked. His relentless raising of questions and documentation of false advertising and cover-ups by drug companies and various forms of abuse of patients by a variety of therapists is invaluable and irreplaceable.
• “Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs” – A Guide for Informed Consent
Grace E. Jackson, MD
Are patients aware of the fact that pharmacological therapies stress the brain in ways which may prevent or postpone symptomatic and functional recovery?
This work is the philosophically, epidemiologically, and scientifically supported revelation of how and why psychiatry’s drug therapies have contributed to a standard of care which frequently does more to harm than cure. The book addresses:
– the process by which psychiatric drugs reach market
– History and philosophy of the Evidence Based Medicine
– How drugs stress the body
– Flaws in research methodologies
– the history, long-term effects, and utility of the drugs used to suppress symptoms of depression, psychosis, inattention and hyperactivity.
• “How to Become a Schizophrenic” – John Modrow
Modrow, who is a recovered schizophrenic, forces people to re-examine their prejudice that this is a brain disease treatable with chemicals. “One of the best things I’ve read on the subject… I am struck by the richness of the ideas and the research and the soundness of the conclusions.” (Peter Breggin).
• “The Myth of the Chemical Cure – A Critique of Psychiatric
Drug Treatment” – Joanna Moncrieff
It should be compulsory reading for any person who thinks that people’s behaviors and experiences are caused by chemical imbalances in their brain, and that psychiatric medications treat these imbalances…
• “Mad in America“ – Robert Whitaker
Reveals an astounding truth: Schizophrenics in the US currently fare worse than patients in the world’s poorest countries, and quite possibly worse than asylum patients did in the early 19th century. With a muckraker’s passion, Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we, as a society, are deeply deluded about their efficacy.
• “Psychiatry, The Science of Lies“ – Thomas Szasz
Makes an irresistible case that something is rotten in the institution of psychiatry. Thomas Szasz, the John Brown of psychiatric abolitionism, lays bare psychiatry’s deceptions with exquisitely chosen examples and powerfully eloquent arguments. He may start a new civil war – between moral responsibility and bogus science.
Video from “The Marketing of Madness”
• The example of Paxil
** My own novel Back From the Other Side can be found on amazon, but’s currently in rewrite: Here are some sample chapters:
• “How’d I Get Here?”
• “How I Got Here”
• “The Speaker Meeting“