Psych Drugs Resources

Psychiatric drugs include:

  • Some pain and anticonvulsant medications such as gabapentin (Neurontin).
  • Many antidepressants.
  • SSRIs
  • SNRIs
  • TCAs
  • Benzodiazepines

Many of them have serious side effects such as suicide.  While suddenly discontinuing these drugs can be dangerous, many medical practitioners are unaware of the danger.  They may not have received training on how to safely taper their patients off these drugs.  Some patients accidentally stop their medication when they fail to renew their prescription on time.

For SSRIs, some users experience side effects lasting months or years after stopping these drugs (PSSD or Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction).  There are patient reports of similar effects with the hair loss drug finasteride (PFS or Post Finasterie Syndrome) and other classes of drugs (SNRIs, TCAs, SRI antihistamines, antipsychotics, etc.).

Mad in America

This website has extensive information on patients harmed by psychiatry, which can involve patients being bullied into starting a psych med.  The website has extensive information on drug safety and how to safely stop these drugs.

The Withdrawal Project

This website has information on the potential harms associated with psychiatric medications.  For those who wish to get off psych meds safely, this website has extensive and detailed information on how to taper safely.

PSSD Network FAQ

This FAQ has answers to common questions about PSSD – what are the symptoms, where to find help, etc.

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