Let’s Talk Withdrawal is a weekly podcast discussing antidepressants and mental health.

We present real experiences of antidepressant treatment including withdrawal and tapering and experts tell us what it's really like within the modern mental healthcare system.

Join us each week to listen to stories from around the world that are sometimes shocking, sometimes inspirational but always fascinating and enlightening. Hear the real story of the drugs used for anxiety, depression and and the brave people who struggle with them.

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Episode 1 Professor John Read on the epidemic of psychiatric overprescribing, the lack of research on withdrawal and pharmaceutical marketing and lobbying

Episode 2
Claire talks about antidepressant withdrawal, tapering and SSRI discontinuation syndrome

Episode 3
Giovanna talks about her SSRI antidepressant treatment over 23 years and her attempts to withdraw

Episode 4
Professor Peter Gøtzsche on why prescription drugs are now the third leading cause of death and the pharmaceutical manufacturers dominance of mental healthcare

Episode 5
Daryl on being prescribed antidepressant drugs at 9 years old and his experiences with OCD, Tourettes syndrome and PSSD

Episode 6
Doctor Terry Lynch on the myth of the brain chemical imbalance and why Psychiatry has pursued a purely medical approach to distress with terrible consequences

Episode 7
Doctor David Healy on prescribing practice, medicine safety and pharmaceutical regulation

Episode 8
Dede Moore on how the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) help her with antidepressant withdrawal

Episode 9
Christopher Jump talks about his transformational journey from psychiatric hospital to woking in peer support and wellness

Episode 10
Kevin P Miller talks about his documentary films Generation Rx (2009) and Letters From Generation Rx (2015) which tell the powerful stories of families harmed by their psychiatric medications

Episode 11
Nora talks about her extreme adverse reaction to an antidepressant which started almost immediately and left her with physical, emotional and psychological problems

Episode 12
Doctor Lucy Johnstone on how the underlying causes of emotional distress are often unexplored, and why that might be

Episode 13
Susie talks about stopping her antidepressant cold turkey after 2 years and how her doctors failed to recognise antidepressant withdrawal

Episode 14
Tina talks about her experience with depression, her use of antidepressant drugs and how a change in her medication led to her withdrawal problems

Episode 15
Robert Whitaker talks about the astonishing rise in mental ill health despite the availability of psychiatric drugs

Episode 16
Megan talks about how she came into contact with psychiatric medications and how she approached her antidepressant withdrawal after two failed attempts

Episode 17
Doctor Joanna Moncrieff on psychiatric drug mechanisms of action, antidepressant/antipsychotic withdrawal and the RADAR study

Episode 18
Simone talks about her experiences of postnatal depression, fibromyalgia and her treatment with antidepressants

Episode 19
Marion Brown talks about psychiatric drugs, Human Givens therapy and medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)

Episode 20
Gemma talks about her experiences with antidepressants and benzodiazepines and the difficulties that parents of children with special needs encounter when they seek treatment for emotional or psychological distress

Episode 21
Doctor Gary Sidley talks about his years of experience within NHS mental health services and alternatives to bio-medical psychiatry as ways of responding to human suffering

Episode 22
Meghann describes her experiences of being prescribed antidepressant drugs for OCD at the age of 9 and how she approached stopping them some 17 years later

Episode 23
David talks about his sanguine view of antidepressant drugs and his own experiences of the mental healthcare system

Episode 24
Doctor Peter Groot from Maastricht University talks about his own experiences of antidepressant drugs and his novel, practical solution for those who want to withdraw safely: Tapering Strips

Episode 25
Sinead describes her 16 years of treatment with antidepressants, her attempts to withdraw and how she feels about starting medications for her emotional distress

Episode 26
Judy Meyer talks about her experiences of the psychiatric system and how she became a holistic mental health practitioner and mental health advocate

Episode 27
Elaine talks about her experiences with antidepressant and stimulant drugs, her withdrawal and how she felt judged rather than helped by psychiatry

Episode 28
Chaya Grossberg talks about her experiences of the psychiatric system and her naturopathic approach to mental health and wellbeing

Episode 29
Stevie talks about her experiences taking the SSRI antidepressant Seroxat and her severe and protracted withdrawal from the drug

Episode 30
Holly Higgins talks about her own experiences with psychiatric drugs and withdrawal and how she became a nutritional therapy practitioner and healed her depression and anxiety with real food

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