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The Dangers of Psychotropic Drugs by Dr. Peter Breggin


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******* Unfortunately, this video has been removed from YouTube, so I posted another Dr Breggin video to take it's place in the third post.  ********* 

 

This is a profoundly helpful and wise video I just listened to by Dr. Peter Breggin, who is a well known psychiatrist who has been able to heal psychotic people without drugs.  Dr Breggin is anti psychiatric drugs.  

 

His main 2 points are 1) learned psychological helplessness is the cause of mental illness, be it depression, psychosis, etc. 2) learned helplessness around love is especially a cause of mental health issues 3) what is at the root of mental illness is the belief that we are unloveable and undeserving of love.  He says we can overcome this by cultivating the belief that we are not helpless, that we are able to be effective human beings, and that we are capable of and deserving of love, and we can be the source of love for other people.  He says he believes that loving other people is more healthy than just loving ourselves.  He stresses the importance of being in touch with nature and with a higher power.  He also says that addictions are attempts to find happiness by bypassing these healthy philosophies and that addictions never work to bring you happiness.  

 

I would love to start a discussion about this topic.  It is an hour long, but well worth the time spent.  I listed to it while I was doing chores around the house.  

 

 

 

 

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***Please note this is not medical advice.  Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a doctor who understands psych meds and how to withdraw from them, if you can find one.

Lexapro   Started Apr 15 '02 - 10 mg;  Apr 2 '20  0.18 mg; Jul 16  0.17 mg, Aug 23  0.16 mg, Oct 7  0.15 mg, Nov 8 - 0.14, Jan 16 '21 - 0.13, Feb 7 - 0.12, Feb 22 - 0.11, Mar 26 - 0.10, May 21 - 0.09, June 15 - 0.08 Aug 16 - 0.07, Oct 6 - 0.06 

Ibuprofen 800 mg, or Tylenol 1000 mg as needed

other meds: Levothyroxine 75 mg

Trazodone nightly, stopped in late 2019

Xanax on occasion, stopped in late 2019

magnesium in small amounts at breakfast, 3 PM 

suppl AM: fish oil, flax oil, vit C, vit E, calcium

suppl PM: magnesium 350 mg, GABA 750 mg, Estroven, melatonin 2.5 mg

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KathyLoop

I clicked on it to watch but it says "Video unavailable. This video is private."

1986: Librium. 1988-90: Nardil. 1990-92: Prozac. 1992-93: Mannerix. 1993-98: Prozac/Lithium/Trazodone/Dexedrine. 1998: CT everything. 1998: Anafranil

1999-2006: Wellbutrin/Trazodone/Dexedrine. 2006: CT everything. 2007: ECT, Wellbutrin. 2008-10: Escitalopram/Trazodone.2010-15: Citalopram/Trazodone/Lorazepam.

2015: Tapered off Citalopram, half off Trazodone. 2015-18: Citalopram/Trazodone/Lorazepam. 2018: Slow taper off half Citalopram, quick taper off Lorazepam.

2019: Citalopram/Mirtazapine. 2020: Quick taper off Citalopram/Mirtazapine; TMS. 2020: Viibryd; alternating Zopiclone/Trazodone/Mirtazapine/Lorazepam for sleep

2021: Off Viibryd since mid-March (3-month taper). Off all sleep drugs since early June. Back to some Ativan mid-June. Added Clonidine June.

2021 July 1: 1mg Ativan (0.2 at 10am, 0.25 at 4pm, 0.55 at 10pm; 0.025mg Clonidine twice a day (9am, 9pm)

Ativan taper: July 12 .19/.22/.54, July 19 .19/.19/.52, July 26 .18/.18/.49, Aug 8 .18/.16/.46, Aug 18 .18/.14/.43, Aug 28 switch to liquid, Aug 30 .18/.12/.41, Sep 7 .18/.12/.4, Sep 12 .18/.11/.4, Sep 14 .18/.11/.38, Sep 23 .17/.1/.36 (dosing at 8am, 3:30pm, 10pm for past few weeks, changed it gradually), Oct 8 .17/.09/.34, Oct 17 .16/.09/.34

 

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@KathyLoopthanks for letting me know.  

 

Hereis another video by Dr. Breggin.  

 

 

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***Please note this is not medical advice.  Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a doctor who understands psych meds and how to withdraw from them, if you can find one.

Lexapro   Started Apr 15 '02 - 10 mg;  Apr 2 '20  0.18 mg; Jul 16  0.17 mg, Aug 23  0.16 mg, Oct 7  0.15 mg, Nov 8 - 0.14, Jan 16 '21 - 0.13, Feb 7 - 0.12, Feb 22 - 0.11, Mar 26 - 0.10, May 21 - 0.09, June 15 - 0.08 Aug 16 - 0.07, Oct 6 - 0.06 

Ibuprofen 800 mg, or Tylenol 1000 mg as needed

other meds: Levothyroxine 75 mg

Trazodone nightly, stopped in late 2019

Xanax on occasion, stopped in late 2019

magnesium in small amounts at breakfast, 3 PM 

suppl AM: fish oil, flax oil, vit C, vit E, calcium

suppl PM: magnesium 350 mg, GABA 750 mg, Estroven, melatonin 2.5 mg

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