Toronto Man Leaves Heart-Wrenching Suicide Letter Naming Ativan as Murderer After Suffering Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome for 3 Years

Toronto Man Leaves Heart-Wrenching Suicide Letter Naming Ativan as Murderer After Suffering Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome for 3 Years

April 2015 “I would like to report a murder.  There is a murder being planned.  The name of the murderer; I know the name.  Pretended to be a friend.  I took him in.  But I was betrayed. “I love living”, I told him.  But he put me in the back seat of my own life.  He...
1983 New York Study Shows Diazepam (Valium) No Better Than Placebo For Treatment of “Neurotic” Anxiety

1983 New York Study Shows Diazepam (Valium) No Better Than Placebo For Treatment of “Neurotic” Anxiety

Arthur Shapiro and colleagues published a randomized, double-blinded study in the 1983 Journal of Psychiatric Research entitled Diazepam: how much better than placebo? assessing the effectiveness of diazepam versus placebo and weekly psychotherapy in the treatment of...
An Update To My Open Letter: The Suffering of a Physician with Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome and a Call to Fight

An Update To My Open Letter: The Suffering of a Physician with Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome and a Call to Fight

In October 2016, I wrote an open letter detailing my withdrawal and the dangers of benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. Many have asked how I am doing since that time.  I’m going to be completely open and honest in this update. Things have been extremely rough.  I have...