Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs Guide - Published by Freedom Center & Icarus Project

Submitted by will on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 14:06

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The Icarus Project and Freedom Center's 40-page guide gathers the best information we've come across and the most valuable lessons we've learned about reducing and coming off psychiatric medication. Includes info on mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, risks, benefits, wellness tools, withdrawal, detailed Resource section, information for people staying on their medications, and much more. Written by Will Hall, with a 14-member health professional Advisory board providing research assistance and 24 other collaborators involved in developing and editing. The guide has photographs and art throughout, and a beautiful original cover painting by Ashley McNamara. Download a .pdf to read or a 'zine version to print and fold into a booklet (instructions included).

Low-cost published copies also available by emailing Freedom Center, and you can also get multiple copies to distribute.

Note that the guide is Creative Commons copyright and you are free to print it out, copy and distribute for non-commercial purposes, as long as you credit the source and don't alter it.


Download pdf version to read online.

Download printer version, ready to fold.

Download printer version assembly instructions.

Read Will's Icarus blog entry on the Making Of the guide.

Direct link to Icarus page for the guide:


Available in Spanish! Go to the Icarus Project Resources section to download and read the Guide in Spanish.

Vísite la página en Recursos en el Icarus Project para bajar y leer la Guía.


Also available in German! Check it out on the Icarus Project site here.