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What Works For Anxiety Disorders–Anti-Anxiety Drugs

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Facts You May Not Know About Psychiatric Drugs

December 20, 2008 – 12:48 am | 2,385 views

• Higher doses and longer term use of psychiatric drugs often mean brain changes

Health Risks of Psychiatric Drugs

December 20, 2008 – 12:43 am | 4,060 views

Making a decision about coming off psychiatric drugs means evaluating as best you can the risks

What Do Psychiatric Drugs Do to Your Brain?

December 20, 2008 – 12:35 am | 1,352 views

Like street drugs and any mood or mind altering substance, psychiatric drugs alter mental states and behavior by affecting brain chemistry.
Current medical theory is that most psychiatric drugs work by changing the levels of chemicals …

How Do Psychiatric Drugs Work?

December 17, 2008 – 11:14 pm | 1,814 views

Most people begin taking psychiatric medications because they are “distressed and distressing.”

Looking Critically at “Mental Disorders” and Psychiatry

December 17, 2008 – 11:08 pm | 1,157 views

Doctors put people on psychiatric medications for experiences labeled “mental disorders”:

What are the Alternatives to Using Psychiatric Drugs?

December 17, 2008 – 8:35 pm | 936 views

• Friendships with people who believe in your capacity to take charge of your wellness can be crucial. Ideally these should be people who have seen you on your “bad days,” are there for you …