- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 7, 2000


"Your Drug May be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medication," by Peter Breggin, Perseus Books, 1999. A Bethesda psychiatrist examines the risks of taking anti-depressants and how to combat the withdrawal effects if you choose to stop taking them.
"Talking Back to Prozac: What Doctors Are Not Telling You About Today's Most Controversial Drug," by Peter Breggin, St. Martin's Press, 1994. This is Dr. Breggin's original book about the dangers of psychiatric drugs.
"Prozac Backlash: Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and other Antidepressants with Safe, Effective Alternatives," by Joseph Glenmullen, Simon & Schuster, 2000. The author, a Harvard psychiatrist, argues against anti-depressants and offers alternatives such as therapy and natural remedies to overcome depression.
"The Antidepressant Survival Guide: How to Beat the Side Effects and Enhance the Benefits of Your Medication," by Robert Hedaya, Crown Publishing, 2000. A Georgetown psychiatrist discusses holistic health to counteract the side effects of anti-depressants.
"The Antidepressant Sourcebook: A User's Guide for Patients and Families," by Andrew Morrison, Main Street Books, 1999. This is a comprehensive book about the wide range of anti-depressants, their use and side effects.
"Listening to Prozac," by Peter Kramer, Penguin Books, 1997. In this best seller, the author examines why Prozac and other drugs have become so popular.


American Psychiatric Association, 1400 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. Phone: 202/682-6000. Web site: www.psych.org. This professional organization has information about mental health issues and medications.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 3615 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20016. Phone: 202/966-7300. Web site: www.aacap.org. This organization has information on medications safe for children to use as well as a checklist of questions to ask a doctor if he recommends medication.

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The International Coalition for Drug Awareness (www.drugawareness.org) is a Salt Lake City organization focused on the dangers of anti-depressant use. The site contains research information and testimonials from patients.
The Prozac Survivors Support Group (www.pssg.org) is a California nonprofit group for those who have suffered side effects and worse depression while taking Prozac and other anti-depressants.

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