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I know on this forum somewhere that they will be a article on this subject , but my question is so that I can find the meaning and understanding to this , where did protracted withdrawel come from and what proof is there that it actually exists, now I don't want people thinking that I don't believe in it as I do , I have been suffering badly for 3 years no windows and I feel I am getting worse , but we now are being told that there is no chemical imbalance as there is no way to check for a chemical imbalance , so if you can't check for a chemical in the brain how do you no if it is or isn't , I have read on here what happens to people in protracted withdrawel but who actually came up with syndrome and what actual evidence do they have that this is happening , if we can't map the cns and can't detect a chemical imbalance , how do we no it is receptors struggling to get back to normal , I have read many books and articles on depression , anxiety etc like most people on here , every author is a expert as we know but one expert will slate another and say that his or hers theory is wrong , I also no that my withdrawel is nothing like normal depression as I have become very sick from it, from being a hard working fit man to someone I don't even reconize, I am fully aware of what these evil drugs have done to me a my life and I put the blame solely on the medication , but getting back to the point who figured this out , what proof does he or she have , as I say nobody actually knows what causes depression , I know people can get it from bereavement , under active thyroid etc , there are many reasons but has protracted withdrawel really been proved , if so why is it not reconize by doctors , phyciatrist etc , why isn't it standard protocol to go to if a person is possibly in protracted withdrawel or do doctors think it's a myth if so why . I am not looking to pic a fight or start a argument on here and I have not got a bad thing to say about this site and I am full of admiration for everyone involved and regards to the exceptional work and knowledge that they provide , but I just wondered on this theory , I'm sure that someone will be able to answer my question , thanks for listening

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has protracted withdrawel really been proved , if so why is it not reconize by doctors , phyciatrist etc ,


It is starting to be recognised.  The British Medical Association is making some progress: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/10347-british-medical-association-publishes-paper-on-prescription-drug-dependence-and-withdrawal/  I think there has been further work done since that paper, but I can't find it today.  I know I read it on SA sometime before Christmas.


Change will happen, but it sure is slow!

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