It feels so great to be off psych meds: a recovery story by Corinna West

I’m not anti-medication, but I am anti-bullshit. I know that medications truly help some people,and some people do well on them. Those people should feel free to continue using them. However, I think all people should be given honest information about psychiatric meds before being put on them. We should be told how hard they can be to get off,and that there is not a ton of research showing long term effectiveness for medications. We should be given the truth that the chemical imbalance theory has not proven to be true. We should be given help and support for getting back off the medications as soon as possible. This would be the best way to help the 40% of people that do not respond to any given medication and might actually be harmed by it. In our current system,people unhelped by medications are only given more medications as well as the message that they are doing something wrong if they’re not recovering.

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