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Robert Whitaker on long-term outcomes from psychiatric drugs, March 2013 http://tinyurl.com/leadqnl


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I've corresponded with him quite a bit about how withdrawal syndrome contaminates the "relapse" statistics. Good to see he's incorporated that into his presentation.

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It's funny how, after I CT from the AD's, that I saw mentioned that in the past, depression was amenable to talking therapy. Adding in short term medication treatment was more effective and it took less time for depression to abate. Then talk therapy was kinda shoved away and drug therapy became treatment of choice all these years. (For whatever reason. Don't let's get into that bag'o'worms). Now it is becoming apparent that long term meds are not really the answer, either. It will take some time before the pendulum swings in an entirely new direction. Low cost talk therapy (such as CBT/REBT) was just not available for me, the only option to deal with debilitating depression was meds. And docs just didn't know all the stuff about those meds which is now coming to light. It is because of the actions of Alto and those like her, boards like these, new research and studies, and some of the docs getting on board, that new treatments will emerge. Hopefully more lives will be helped and less harm will be done in the long run.


Thank you all!

What happened and how I arrived here: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4243-cymbaltawithdrawal5600-introduction/#entry50878


July 2016 I have decided to leave my story here at SA unfinished. I have left my contact information in my profile for anyone who wishes to talk to me. I have a posting history spanning nearly 4 years and 3000+ posts all over the site.


Thank you to all who participated in my recovery. I'll miss talking to you but know that I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines, suffering and rejoicing with you in spirit, as you go on in your journey.

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