Article Category: Psychiatric Medication

Treatment for Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

by Charles Gant, N.M.D., Ph.D. The appearance of this article does not indicate an endorsement by Safe Harbor. We seek to provide information for both the lay and professional community and include articles with well-researched approaches and/or treatments that the writer feels have shown clinically to be of help. (This protocol should not be used … Continued

Quitting Psychiatric Drugs

Reprinted by permission of the Second Opinion Society Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada Note: The information in this article is for information only and is not intended to replace the advice of a healthcare practitioner. Anyone seeking to withdraw from psychiatric drugs should seek such advice. For more information on psychiatric drugs, see ntroduction … Continued

Psychiatric Drugs Impact Veterinary Medicine

by Richard Palmquist, DVM Chief of Medicine Centinela Animal Hospital Inglewood, CA Veterinary medicine is adopting psychiatric drugs at an alarming rate. The field of behavioral medicine is being medicalized in a manner paralleling the human psychiatric profession. This is not a surprise as most veterinary behavioral graduate programs use psychiatric literature to educate their … Continued

Products and Programs for Weaning off of Psychiatric Meds

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Optimal Dosing for Schizophrenia

Raymond J. Pataracchia, B.Sc., N.D. Naturopathic Medical Research Clinic 20 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite #441 Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4P 1A9 [Published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 2005; 20(2), 93-99.] Introduction Neuroleptics are tranquilizers (major sedatives) that block brain neuron transmission at the receptor level.1 Neuroleptics can be useful during acute episodes of schizophrenia … Continued

Nutritional Protection from the Damaging Effects of Psychiatric Drugs

by Charles Gant, M.D., Ph.D., East Syracuse, NY Regarding the complementary use of nutritional supplements and psychotropic medications, many psychiatric patients seem to be unable to discontinue medications without incurring withdrawal side effects and many want to stay on medication believing, sometimes rightly, that recurrence of psychiatric symptoms are prevented. In my practice when I … Continued


The following annual report from King County, Washington, home of the city of Seattle, shows how psychiatric drug treatment does not lead to recovery. Of over 9300 patients treated by the county in 2002, only 5 individuals recovered. The report for 2001 is similar. See Also: Mental Health Warehousing in King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse … Continued

Drugs that Cause Depression

by Public Citizen’s Health Research Group.   Generic Name Brand Name acebutolol SECTRAL acyclovir ZOVIRAX alprazolam XANAX amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide LIMBITROL amlodipine NORVASC amlodipine and benazepril LOTREL asparaginase ELSPAR atenolol TENORMIN atenolol and chlorthalidone TENORETIC atorvastatin LIPITOR baclofen LIORESAL betamethasone DIPROLENE betamethasone DIPROSONE betamethasone VALISONE betaxolol (heart) KERLONE bisoprolol ZEBETA bisoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide ZIAC bromfenac … Continued

Alternative Treatments for Children Who Have Been Prescribed Psychiatric Medication

Presented by The Safe Harbor Project, a nonprofit organization P.O. Box 37 Sunland, CA 91041-0037 (818) 890-1862 E-mail: Web Site: Why are children given psychiatric medication? About 35 years ago it was extremely uncommon for children to be given any kind of mind-altering substance. Even giving a child coffee was considered bad parenting. … Continued