The mental health charity, Mind, has taken an interest in people’s experiences of trying to come off psychiatric drugs since its involvement in the That’s Life! Survey on tranquillisers (Lacey & Woodward 1985). This survey exposed how commonly people had great difficulty in stopping taking tranquillisers. A report published in 2001, Mind’s Yellow Card for Reporting Drug Side Effects (Cobb, Darton & Juttla 2001), included a section which highlighted the range of experiences associated with withdrawal from all psychiatric drugs (p. 23): ‘Outcomes varied enormously from emphatically good outcomes — ‘back in the real world, not a zombie’ — to getting ill again or ‘back to square one’.
Swipe to navigate through the chapters of this book
Please log in to get access to this content
To get access to this content you need the following product:
- Coping with Coming Off: Making the Decision
- Macmillan Education UK
- Sequence number
- Chapter number