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“Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems… Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision.” Dr. Peter Breggin

Aug 6, 2011

Two Stories from the today's Irish Examiner by Jennifer Hough

via: The Irish Examiner

Finding a path to recovery
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS: Irish Examiner Special Investigation
Saturday, August 06, 2011
In the second part of our series on mental health, Jennifer Hough meets a young woman who found a way to stop the voices in her head
MICHELLE DALTON first began hearing voices when she was about 12 years old. At first she thought it was normal, and tried to ignore them, but as she got older it became more and more difficult to push them to the back of her mind.

"It was not unusual to me that I heard voices so I didn’t tell anyone, but I was very self destructive — I had bad mood swings and finally after years not wanting to admit something was wrong, I erupted and realised I really needed to do something about it."

Read more: here.

Bridging the divide between one reality and another
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Talking and listening is a huge part of helping people diagnosed with schizophrenia, discovers Jennifer Hough who meets a man who knows all about it
BRIAN HARTNETT has been hearing voices for about 20 years. They are more or less with him all the time, and it is simply a part of life, he says.

He describes it like "sharing a house with people". Sometimes it can be quiet and at other times it can be noisy.

Read more: here.

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