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Please Sign My Petition for the American Psychiatric Association

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Shem

I have started a petition calling on the American psychiatric association to recognize and research Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome.

 

Please Share.

 

http://chng.it/WTNsYXVc

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Anubhav

Ohhhh As If They'll Give A **** About This 

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Altostrata

Great idea! Please everyone, sign -- it's not a lot of effort. Who knows, it might make an impression on the APA,

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Altostrata
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@Shem can you revise the wording of the petition to refer specifically to prescribed psychiatric drugs?

 

Post-acute withdrawal syndrome is a term from addiction medicine, referring to prolonged withdrawal symptoms from non-prescribed addictive drugs such as heroin. The APA might think you are referring to those. (By the way, the addiction medicine subspecialty of psychiatry doesn't give a fig about PAWS from addictive drugs or other psychiatric drugs.)

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ten0275

I signed this, it's super-easy and I think totally worthwhile. Anything that lends to the voice of this issue is worthwhile. And I second @Altostrata on the terminology change.

 

Great idea @Shem

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intothewoods

@Shem, I couldn't open the link. Could you re-post? Thanks! 

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ChessieCat

I've just tried it and I am able to open it.

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