James Moore found it extremely difficult to come off antidepressants. Shocked at the abysmal level of acceptance of the existence of withdrawal problems from antidepressants and support services for people going through such difficult experiences, James set up an awareness campaign, and followed this up with a weekly podcast series entitled "Let's Talk Withdrawal". James has published podcasts with both mental health experts and people who found themselves immersed in the struggles of trying to off these substances. Among many other people, James created podcasts with myself; psychiatrists Peter Breggin and David Healy; psychologists Lucy Johnstone and John Read; physician Peter Gotzche;, and author Robert Whitaker.
Recovering from psychiatry is an excellent site, created by Laura Delano, who carved out her own recovery journey. She made a full recovery, having been given a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
She recovered full in spite of - rather than because of - the doctors (including psychiatrists) she had attended.
Scott Walker has made a full recovery from a legitimate diagnosis of bipolar disorder type 1. By 'legitimate I mean that Scott's experiences and behaviours met the medical criteria for this diagnosis.
Scott had four admissions to psychiatric wards in relation to this diagnosis. He took lithium for seven years of his life.
Scott has made a full recovery.
Other than an occasional sleeping tablet, he has not needed any psychiatric medication since 2010.
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