Karen

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About Karen

When I started my practice 30 years ago I had focused on mental health following my own challenges with my own mental and emotional well-being. Once I had moved my practice from Galway to Dublin I spent the following 20 years working in women’s health, focusing mainly on fertility and childbirth, and the obvious emotional challenges that emerge within pregnancy and birth. Through the years I have treated anxiety, depression, post-natal depression and all the variations of soul-spirit pain that patients experience in life. However, it was only 5 years ago, when a close family member had a drug-induced psychotic experience, that I embarked on a steep learning curve of the dangers of psychiatric medications. These medications are dolled out to people with little to no consideration of the long term damage to their brains. It is my hope that I can share with you the information, advice and guidance that I have received along the way. Information is power!! I hope to empower you and your loved ones and to know that although people may be in dire emotional pain, there is a way forward to be free of psychiatric medication.
26 11, 2018

Feel Better – Live More – Weekly Podcast

By |2018-11-26T13:14:44+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: health & wellbeing|Comments Off on Feel Better – Live More – Weekly Podcast

Dr Chatterjee offers a weekly podcast - Feel Better - Live More. He aims to empower you to become the architect of your own health. Because when you feel better, you live more. Since its launch in January 2018, his ‘Feel Better, Live More’ podcast has grown rapidly to become the Number 1 health podcast in [...]

14 09, 2018

Open Dialogue: Finland’s alternative approach to mental illness

By |2018-09-14T15:50:35+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: therapy|Comments Off on Open Dialogue: Finland’s alternative approach to mental illness

Almost 30 years ago a group of clinicians in Finland decided to treat psychosis differently. Their approach, known as Open Dialogue, has impressive recovery rates—and now Australians are taking an interest, writes Lynne Malcolm and Olivia Willis. Anna Arabskyj's story began in October 2012, when her son became unexpectedly ill. '[He] was thrust into this world of responding to [...]

14 08, 2018

Is tapering off psychiatric drugs dangerous?

By |2018-08-14T09:23:33+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: medication withdrawal|Comments Off on Is tapering off psychiatric drugs dangerous?

the answer to this is No!! as long as you have studied and googled until you suffer from information overload it can be achieved . do not listen to the fear mongerers!!  however, you will definitely need at least one supportive person to help you on your journey to sanity with no medication!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDgw36LgPcw     [...]

24 07, 2018

Coming Off Psych Drugs

By |2018-07-24T10:26:32+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: medication withdrawal|Comments Off on Coming Off Psych Drugs

In June of 2012, twenty-three people came together to discuss the subject of coming off psychiatric drugs. We were psychiatric survivors, therapists, mental health consumers, family members, and activists, united by a passion for truth-telling. More than half of us had successfully come off psych drugs, including cocktails of antipsychotics and mood stabilizers. What resulted from [...]

24 07, 2018

Information on Psychiatric Medication Withdrawal from Ian Singleton

By |2018-07-27T08:43:35+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: medication withdrawal|Comments Off on Information on Psychiatric Medication Withdrawal from Ian Singleton

Ian Singleton withdrew from a benzodiazepine in the 1980s and has spent his career since then working for the Bristol Tranquilliser Project, where he has helped thousands of people get through the withdrawal process. These videos about psychiatric medication withdrawal are produced by the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry in the UK (CEPUK).   https://vimeo.com/84227539 https://www.madinamerica.com/mia-manual/psychiatric-medication-withdrawal-cepuk/