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an alternative to psychiarty



Well-known member
Oct 22, 2014
cumbria, uk
Hi all!
I recently read a book "an alternative to psychiarty"
The author wrote she had been in a psychiatric hospital for anxiety & was put on heavy meds eg chlorpromazine.

Long story short, she went in there for a relatively minor problem & ended up ten times worse as she was given meds willy nilly! The doctors labelled her with a personality disorder amongst other things.

Turned out she was allergic to some foods! She was sypmton free from just eating healthily. We crave the things that do us most harm (in my case cigarettes & alcohol!). Nicotine causes a loss of b vitamins for example.

I'll quote the old saying "you are what you eat"
This maybe a controversial post but read that book if you get a chance. It will open your eyes!

Take care all
Purple Chaos

Purple Chaos

Well-known member
Oct 23, 2014
I think it's a good post and one that will be of interest to others here.

There was a thread not long ago about certain physical illnesses or allergies causing symptoms that doctors thought were mental health issues, for which antipsychotics were prescribed. It's quite frightening really!