|Statement||National Association for Mental Health.|
|Series||MIND special report|
|Contributions||National Association for Mental Health.|
|The Physical Object|
Tranquilizer Free by Coby Steel If you have ever wondered if you will ever get out of the benzodiazepine nightmare — you can. I am living proof it is possible. I suffered with insomnia and took benzodiazepine for nearly 40 years! With the right program I was able to become drug free. I successfully tapered off Benzodiazepines after several failed attempts following incorrect tapering advice. Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide for Informed Consent is presented succinctly, is easily read and broken down for the layman or professional. Lest the reader lose hope, the book also presents "evidence based" literature which demonstrates the existence of safe and effective alternatives to psychiatric by: Major tranquillisers are often called antipsychotic drugs or neuroleptics. They are hardly ever used as street drugs. Antipsychotics are primarily used to manage psychosis, including delusions, hallucinations, paranoia or disordered thought such as in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Examples include Chlorpromazine (Largactil) and Haloperidol. The point of the story is that major tranquilizers are a kind of chemical straightjacket, and there are far too many people in nursing homes who are being restrained in this manner. The pharma-psychiatric faction like to call these drugs anti-psychotics, implying that they somehow target psychotic behavior and make crazy people sane.
Tranquilizers is a term introduced in to describe drugs that have a calming effect. Tranquilizers come in two varieties. Minor tranquilizers (anxiolytics) are used for sedation and to treat anxiety. Antipsychotics (also known as neuroleptics or major tranquilizers) Typical antipsychotics, also known as conventional antipsychotics or major tranquilizers Based on this is seems 1st generation or typical AP’s are more known as tranquilizers. Not 2nd generation or atypical AP’s. It seems more like an aka reference rather then a fact. The term “antipsychotics” embraces drugs such as Haldol, Risperdal, Thorazine, etc I prefer the term major tranquilizers, because it is more accurate. Drs. Harrow and Job have conducted a long-term ( year) study of people diagnosed with the condition known as schizophrenia. One major disadvantage of the tricyclics is that they sometimes produce cardiac effects (such as dizziness and palpitations) -- some of the very symptoms they are used to alleviate. iv) Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI's) eg. Nardil (phenelzine) One of the oldest classes of antidepressants, often used when others have not been effective.
In general, tranquilizers fall into two categories: major tranquilizers and minor tranquilizers. Major tranquilizers are drugs used to treat severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and psychosis (sy-KOH-sis). A mental disease, schizophrenia causes patients to withdraw from reality and suffer other intellectual and emotional disturbances. Highly addictive, they are also responsible for a major portion of accidents, many serious and even fatal. Benzos happen to be one of the largest classes of abused drugs, as well. Though less generally recognized, there are also withdrawal effects from the antidepressants especially the SSRIs – e.g. Fluoxetine, Sertaline, Paroxetine, and. Tranquilizer. Tranquilizers are a generic label for any of several classes of drugs, all of which have one or more of the following properties: antianxiety, sedative, . The general term ‘tranquillisers’ covers two major types of drugs. Tranquillisers and Barbiturates. The have two major effects. These are sedative (which decrease anxiety) and hypnotic (which help sleep). Many drugs have both effects, often having a sedative effect at .