Psychiatric Medications
Dr. Breggin's latest scientific book, Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry (2008), covers and updates all of the material in these articles with the latest scientific documentation. His newest popular book, Medication Madness (2008), covers similar material with an emphasis on dramatic real-life illustrations of people emotionally injured or destroyed by medications, based entirely on cases Dr. Breggin personally evaluated in his clinical and medical-legal practice.
To find out how psychiatric drugs really work, go to Psychiatric Drug Adverse Reactions (Side Effects) and Medication Spellbinding .


folder icon 3 Benzodiazapines or tranquilizers and sleeping pills
Xanax®, Valium®, Ativan®, Klonopin® and other sedative drugs

folder icon 11 Stimulants and ADHD
Ritalin®, Concerta® Adderall®, amphetamines and other stimulant medications

folder icon 25 SSRIs and other antidepressants
Prozac®, Zoloft®, Paxil®, Luvox®, Celexa®, Effexor®, Wellbutrin®, and other antidepressants.

folder icon 7 Neuroleptics or antipsychotic drugs
Thorazine® , Trilafon®, Zyprexa®, Risperdal®, Geodon®, Seroquel®, Abilify®, and other antipsychotic medications

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Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision. Methods for safely withdrawing from psychiatric drugs are discussed in Dr. Breggin's new book, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients, and Their Families.