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Oliver Sacks, the autonomic nervous system, and psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome


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Editors note: My husband, Paul Woodward, who has published quite a few essays on this blog,sometimes sends emails to me about his thoughts on my (and therefore, often, our) circumstance. Sometimes he’s incredibly helpful and insightful both. I’m sharing what he wrote to me yesterday. The below is most of the body of an email. I’ve edited out a couple of sentences that were directed to me more personally at the beginning and the end. Most of it is just as it was written. As way of introduction to those who perhaps are not familiar with this blog, the autonomic nervous system injury that Paul is referring to in myself is the one incurred by psychiatric drugs and their withdrawal. It is essentially a sort of chemical and pharmaceutical and, therefore, iatrogenic brain injury. It’s often referred to as psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome and in some people can be a severe and debilitating condition


Go here to read the article  http://wp.me/p5nnb-cc4


sorry...I tried to post the whole thing here and it wasn't letting me...there must have been something in the HTML that this form didn't like 

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 


withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.

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