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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

Oct 14, 2011

Abram Hoffer on schizophrenia

via larryhobbs

90% recovery from schizophrenia with proper treatment vs 0% with drugs alone


Duane Sherry said...

Treating people with respect.
What a concept.


Discover and Recover said...

He was a good doctor.
And a good man.


Duane Sherry said...


I wonder sometimes where we would be as a country, had we rejected the chemical imbalance pushed by psychiatry 50 years ago, and put our energy and resources in a different direction.

In other words, when Dr. Hoffer talks about providing shelter, nutrition and respect...
How these things cure 50 percent of people with "schizophrnenia"...

I wonder where we would all be had we put the billions of dollars used for drug research and funding psychiatric facilities into simply providing basic shelter, nutrition and respect...

Had we focused on those three things, I wonder how much "schizophrenia" we would have today. Had we put half as much time and research into the work of organizations like the Salvation Army and others, rather than the conventional medical schools, the NIMH, the research and "advocacy" groups.

It seems to me that these places are able to do MUCH MORE than conventional psychiatrists... Just providing a safe place to stay, good food, supplementation and some common-sense respect for people who are suffering.

Whenever things are bad, conventional psychiatry is always there to make them worse...

And whenever things get worse, psychiatry is always there to make them twice as bad, and to deny that things are worse.

Injury and denial.
It's what psychiatry does best!


Unknown said...

Hi Duane!

I know who'd have thunk it!? The fact that the idea is considered 'revolutionary' instead of being 'the norm' (from the perspective of former psychiatric patient/survivors) speaks volumes...


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