Gøtzsche’s new book – Mental Health Survival Kit and Withdrawal from Psychiatric Drugs: A Users Manual

Mental Health Survival Kit and Withdrawal from Psychiatric Drugs: A Users Manual

Synopsis:  This book can help people with mental health issues to survive and return to a normal life. Citizens believe, and the science shows, that medications for depression and psychosis and admission to a psychiatric ward are more often harmful than beneficial. Yet most patients take psychiatric drugs for years. Doctors have made hundreds of millions of patients dependent on psychiatric drugs without knowing how to help them taper off the drugs safely, which can be very difficult. The book explains in detail how harmful psychiatric drugs are and gives detailed advice about how to come off them.

You will learn:

  • why you should not see a psychiatrist if you have a mental health issue
  • that psychiatric drugs are addictive
  • that the biggest lie in psychiatry is the one about a chemical imbalance being the cause of psychiatric disorders
  • that psychiatric diagnoses are unscientific and that doctors disagree widely when making diagnoses
  • that psychiatric drugs can lead to permanent brain damage
  • that psychiatric drugs should never be stopped abruptly because withdrawal reactions can be dangerous
  • why psychotherapy and other psychosocial interventions should be preferred over drugs
  • why you should generally not believe what doctors tell you about psychiatric disorders and their treatment
  • why volunteers have found the book so important that they have translated it into French, Portuguese and Spanish

“Peter Gøtzsche’s new book meets patients’ need to get tools on how to deal with psychoactive drugs and, above all, not to start them. Gøtzsche is very clear about the role of GPs in medicalizing grief, misfortune, opposition, and bad luck. In this he finds the American emeritus professor of psychiatry and chairman of the DSM-III committee, Allen Frances, at his side. Both Gøtzsche and Frances have repeatedly stated that psychoactive drugs should not be prescribed by GPs because they lack experience in their use. And above all, unhappiness, grief, and bad luck are not signs of brain disorders, they belong to daily life.” Additionally, Gøtzsche reveals that most psychoactive drugs do not work – ‘they might only achieve statistically significant differences compared to placebo, but that’s not what patients need.’”
— Dick Bijl, former GP, epidemiologist, and current president of the International Society of Drug Bulletins.

“Peter C. Gøtzsche wrote this book to help people with mental health problems survive and return to a normal life. His book explains in detail how psychiatric drugs are harmful and people are told how they can safely withdraw from them. It also advises on how people with mental health problems can avoid making a ‘career’ as a psychiatric patient and losing 10 or 15 years of their life to psychiatry. You will find precious material to help plan and accompany this process of liberation from psychiatry.”
– Fernando Freitas, PhD, Psychologist, Full Professor and Researcher at the National School of Public Health (ENSP/FIOCRUZ). Co-editor of Mad in Brazil

“In this work, addressed to people affected by the risk of being caught in the system of attention to mental health issues, Dr. Gøtzsche succinctly exposes, without beating about the bush, the damage caused by psychiatric medications, demonstrates that their widespread use is not based on evidence, which is mainly driven by commercial pressures that have nothing to do with the recovery of patients, and present safe ways to dispose of them, always gradually and under supervision of trustworthy people to minimize the syndrome of abstinence and successfully overcome all the difficulties that the process involves.”
— Enric García Torrents, writing for Mad in Spain

Learn more at www.scientificfreedom.dk

Imprint: Institute for Scientific Freedom
Author: Peter C. Gøtzsche
ISBN-13: PB 978-1-61599-619-3 / HC 978-1-61599-620-9 / eBook 978-1-61599-621-6
List Price: PB $ 24.95 / HC $ 37.95 / eBook $ 7.95
Trim: 6.14 x 9.21 (234 pp)
Audience: General Adult
Pub Date: 12/01/2021
BISAC: Medical/Psychiatry/Psychopharmacology
Self-Help/Substance Abuse & Addictions/Drug Dependence

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