Claire: Antidepressant Withdrawal, Tapering and SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome
詹姆斯·摩爾-2017 年 3 月 7 日
By James Moore -March 7, 2017

本週,我們採訪了克萊爾,她分享了她在 16 歲時被處方抗抑鬱藥的強大故事以及她試圖戒斷的經歷。她描述了她如何在 2 年內逐漸減少但繼續經歷 SSRI 停藥綜合症。
This week, we talk to Claire who shares her powerful story of being prescribed antidepressants at the age of 16 and her experiences of trying to withdraw. She describes how she tapered gradually over 2 years but went on to experience SSRI discontinuation syndrome.

In this episode we discuss:

  • 克萊爾是如何在很小的時候就服用抗抑鬱藥的。
    How Claire was prescribed an antidepressant at a very early age.
  • 她是如何被告知的關於化學失衡的謊言,以證明治療的合理性,並且她將終生需要這些藥物。
    How she was told lies about a chemical imbalance to justify treatment and that she would need the drugs for life.
  • 除非克萊爾開始與她的醫生交談,否則在開具抗抑鬱藥後沒有任何後續措施。
    That there was nothing by way of follow up after the antidepressant was prescribed unless Claire initiated a conversation with her doctors.
  • 幾種抗抑鬱藥停止工作,迫使克萊爾更換藥物。
    That several antidepressants stopped working, forcing Claire to change medications.
  • 幾次嘗試退出以失敗告終,因為她被建議退出太快,並且恢復全劑量是唯一的解決方案。
    That several attempts to withdraw ended in failure because she was advised to withdraw too quickly and that reinstating a full dose was the only solution.
  • 克萊爾覺得自己被困住了,像個囚犯,以為她一輩子都被毒品困住了,她能不能擺脫它們。
    That Claire felt trapped and like a prisoner, thinking she was stuck on the drugs for life and was she ever going to be able to get off them.
  • 兩年內緩慢的逐漸減少是克萊爾能夠忍受戒斷帶來的重大、廣泛和非常不愉快的身體和心理影響的唯一方法。
    That a very slow taper over two years was the only way for Claire to be able to tolerate the significant, widespread and very unpleasant physical and psychological effects of withdrawal.
  • 克萊爾不得不與醫生鬥爭以獲得她的藥物的液體版本,這是她可以慢慢變細的唯一方法。
    That Claire had to fight with doctors to get a liquid version of her medication which was the only way she could taper slowly.
  • 克萊爾的 SSRI 停藥綜合症的經歷。
    Claire’s experience of SSRI discontinuation syndrome.
  • Facebook 社區提供了重要的支持,以填補主流藥物理解和處方藥依賴和戒斷知識方面的空白。
    That Facebook communities provided vital support to fill the gaping hole in mainstream medicines understanding and knowledge of prescribed drug dependance and withdrawal.
  • 醫生告訴克萊爾的經歷不是真實的,她應該“在幾週內結束”
    Being told by doctors that Claire’s experiences were not real and that she should be “over it in a few weeks”
  • 主流醫學對抗抑鬱藥戒斷的時間和嚴重程度做出了錯誤和危險的假設。
    That mainstream medicine makes incorrect and dangerous assumptions about the length and severity of antidepressant withdrawal.


http://www.letstalkwithdrawal.com詹姆斯有精神科藥物戒斷的個人經驗,並且熱衷於提高對安全減量需要的認識。他主持並製作了 Let’s Talk Withdrawal 和 Mad in America 播客。


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