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In the world

Here is a list of key players in the global psychiatric drug withdrawal movement.

Joanna Moncrieff (England)

A psychiatrist and researcher, she contributes, among other things, to the Critical Psychiatry Network, an Anglo-Canadian network of critical psychiatrists. She has published numerous books defending a critical point of view on psychiatry.


Laura Delano  (United States)

An expert of experience, founder of the Inner Compass Initiative and The Withdrawal Project , two essential resources for anyone interested in an alternative perspective on mental health and withdrawal from psychotropic drugs.


Adele Framer (USA)

An experienced withdrawal expert, she is the founder of the forum, a peer support platform on withdrawal, which has nearly 500,000 views per month.


Lucy Johnstone (England)

Psychologist and critic of the biomedical model in mental health, she has devoted numerous works to the limits of the diagnostic approach in psychiatry and has collaborated on an alternative approach, the Power Threat Meaning Framework , which is interested in the history of the person rather than 'what is wrong with them'.


Mark Horowitz (England)

Psychiatrist, and researcher in pharmacology and neurobiology. It is to him that we owe the idea of hyperbolic reduction (see Approaches section). He collaborates with the research team RADAR, Research into Antipsychotic Discontinuation and Reduction of Joanna Moncrieff and has written several articles on withdrawal from psychotropic drugs.


David Healy (Canada)

David Healy is a psychiatrist, researcher and author. A critical thinker, he was a forerunner of research on the effectiveness of psychotropic drugs, withdrawal effects and the dark underside of the pharmaceutical industry. Among his achievements is the RxISK site, a Canadian site on the side effects of psychotropic drugs.


Peter Lehman (Germany)

A figure of antipsychiatry and editor, he has participated in several groups of survivors of psychiatry on an international scale. He has edited, published and edited several reference books on the subject of tapering.


Will Hall (USA)

An experienced withdrawal expert, researcher and counseling therapist, he has long been co-coordinator of the Icarus Project, and is behind the Harm reduction guide to coming off psychiatric drugs, a harm reduction approach with withdrawal from psychotropic drugs. 

The guide is available in many languages: Harm reduction Guide to coming off psychiatric drugs.


James Davies (England)

Professor of medical anthropology, he is co-founder of the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry , which aims to denounce the risks associated with drugs used in psychiatry.


Bob Withaker (USA)

As a journalist, he has published numerous books and investigations aimed at exposing the underside of the pharmaceutical industry and the darker sides of the mental health industry. He is the originator of Mad in America , a go-to site for nurturing a critical perspective on mental health.

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