It can be difficult to find a doctor who knows how to safely taper someone from psychiatric medication. Here are lists of professionals who either do know or are at least supportive and willing to learn. Please contact us if you know of someone who should be added to this page.
This is a list of medical doctors from around the world who practice in the emerging field of Keto Medicine. Keto Medicine is medical nutrition therapy that has been used for decades to control drug-resistant epilepsy in children and may offer hope for people experiencing legacy effects from medications. Researchers are currently studying the effects of ketones on many conditions involving the brain and nervous system such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS, ALS, traumatic brain injury, and many other chronic health conditions. These therapies (lower carb diets, supplementing with exogenous ketones, or full ketogenic therapies) may help alleviate symptoms for those suffering with akathisia, benzo injury, post SSRI sexual dysfunction, and/or other forms of enduring withdrawal.
We include this list in WARM’s network because these doctors recognize the effects of pharmaceutical dominance in the healthcare field and are courageously challenging the current paradigm. Most if not all of them are deprescribing diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and other medications and are more likely to be available to support someone while reducing or tapering psychiatric medications. We encourage anyone reaching out to one of these doctors to pass along reliable information on psychiatric drug withdrawal such as can be found on WARM Network’s Resource page.
Additional list of keto practitioners here.
Self Management of Medications (also called GAM) is an innovative approach developed in partnership with medication users. It takes their subjective experience into account and strives to place the individual at the center of pharmacological treatment in psychiatry with a view to improving well-being and quality of life. It creates spaces of open dialogue on the issue of medication amongst users, physicians and their family and friends.
Click here for a list of settings, primarily in Canada, that offer support practices to the Autonomous Management of Medication. We will update this as we learn more.
More to come.