Alto Strata speaks at the Occupy Psychiatry Protest at the American Psychiatric Association conference in San Francisco. She tells her story of withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome. And then shares her hard-earned wisdom about how to more safely discontinue psychiatric drugs.
Alto runs the most comprehensive psychiatric drug withdrawal support board on the web now — Surviving Antidepressants — which also discusses all other psych meds and how to discontinue safely.
ALL PSYCH MEDS CAN HARM THE AUTONOMIC SYSTEM AND CAUSE SERIOUS PROTRACTED WITHDRAWAL ISSUES careful, slow and attentive withdrawal is vitally important. Unless one is facing a life-threatening emergency cold-turkey is always ill-advised.
For articles by Alto Strata (or those that mention her) on Beyond Meds see here: Alto Strata articles
For more information on coming off drugs see here: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up