The Side Effects of Common Psychiatric Drugs For whatever reason, I went to the CCHR's webpage today (which, by the way, is one of the ugliest websites ever amirite) and found their section on 'hooking the world on psychiatric drugs' where they have an entire pamphlet on 'The Side Effects of Common Psychiatric Drugs'. These sorts of things amuse me to no end, so I was like what the hell, I'll peep this and see how much they lie here. Somehow they managed to make six classes of drugs forty pages long which is just fucking insane, but as I got into it, I realised how they were able to make it so long. Conditions highlighted in red are ones whose side effects were listed and therefore their side effect should no longer have a place on the list, and the ones faded out are either duplicates or the aforementioned conditions-listed-side-effects-listed. The first section is stimulants (page 3). The second is newer antidepressants (page 9). The third is older antidepressants (pages 16-17). The fourth is anti-psychotics (pages 19-20). The fifth is anti-anxiety drugs (pages 25-26). The last is lithium (page 30) -- please note that it will cause excessive saliva in the mouth. Isn't it amazing how much shorter and less terrifying those lists become when the bullshit is cut out ? Also it was really funny to me on the side effects page where they had a disclaimer: 'WARNING: No one should stop taking any psychiatric drug without the advice and assistance of a competent, non-psychiatric, medical doctor' yet they specifically post withdrawal symptoms in like... all of the above. There would be no list at all if we removed those, oh dear. And I know I have no life but I'm studying to be a psychiatric nurse so this sort of stuff is like porn to me.