Centre for Evidence-Based Psychiatry


The dangers of antidepressants – this site documents homicides, inquest reports and news items


A collection of over 6,000 stories that have been reported in the media linking SSRI drugs to adverse outcomes


GSK: Licence to (K)ill (Documenting GSK and Seroxat)


Benzodiazepines is maintained by Ray Nimmo and documents in detail the battle against benzodiazepines over the decades.

Heather Ashton syndrome – a campaign to raise awareness of benzodiazepine withdrawal

Rosalind, a fellow sufferer, recently recovered after 40 years on nitrazepam. She is campaigning against benzodiazepines.


Useful background information about benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine withdrawal


Information about / reporting drug side effects



Surviving antidepressants


Beating Benzos

Recovery and Renewal, Helensburgh

Protracted withdrawal syndrome from benzodiazepines and antidepressants


The Ashton manual, produced by Professor Heather Ashton, University of Newcastle


Recovery Road provides information about all aspects of withdrawal and telephone/Skype consultations


Harm reduction guide to withdrawal


Action on Benzodiazepines and Legal Action






All Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence (UK)


TV Programmes

These video clips of a TV Documentary made a big impression on me.  First of all the suffering of those featured is evident for all to see and the fact that this documentary was broadcast almost 30 years ago.

dangers of benzodiazapenes part 1:

dangers of benzodiazepnies part 2:

The Cook Report, 1988 – Roger Cook confronts boss of drug company on golf course and is threatened with death!!  Boss says “good” when Cook accuses his company of creating thousands of drug “addicts”.  Features Prof Malcolm Lader.