I am a 52 year-old woman who had been plagued with depression and had not been getting proper treatment from traditional doctors during three episodes in my lifetime. My last episode occurred June, 2006, and I was immediately prescribed an anti-psychotic medication by my internist. Subsequently, I was referred to a psychiatrist who increased the anti-psychotic dosage each week until I was stabilized.
One day I asked my physician, “How long do I have to be on this medication?” He replied, “For the rest of your life.” A red flag went up. My husband and I concurred it was time to find a new physician, preferably a holistic MD, who would treat the whole body and not just the symptoms. Continue reading For the Rest of My Life – Getting Off Antipsychotic Medication Against All Odds