What are the Next Steps In Your Healing Journey?
Learn How to Safely Taper Antidepressants in Preparation for Psychedelic Therapies
Despite broad use and some benefits, antidepressants have several limitations
Their need for daily use, short and long-term side effects, as well as withdrawal reactions can complicate therapy and introduce risks to stopping
Unfortunately, many professionals don't feel confident or comfortable helping persons taper antidepressants resulting in increasing and unnecessary long-term use
But what alternatives are there?
And how can you safely transition away from antidepressants?
Psychedelic therapies are rapidly emerging as evidence-based alternatives for managing mental health conditions treated with antidepressants
This course aims to inform and educate about preventing the risks of antidepressant discontinuation, and strategies for proceeding safely through transition
It also includes information on the interactions between antidepressants and various psychedelic substances
Get Started With the Next Step of your Journey and Enroll Today!
Get lifetime access with ala carte enrollment, learn as long as you'd like and access other psychedelic pharmacology courses and support, or pair membership access with a private consultation for individualized taper planning
"As a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist I aim to optimize medication efficacy and safety, while empowering your autonomy in choosing the therapies best suited for you" - Dr. Ben Malcolm, PharmD, MPH
Course Modules & Content
Antidepressants and Course of Therapy
A big picture overview of antidepressants, their course of therapy, as well as risks and benefits of use.
Deciding to Discontinue Antidepressants
Important factors to consider and weigh when considering stopping antidepressants
Antidepressant Withdrawal Reactions
The range of possible effects when antidepressants are stopped and how to differentiate withdrawal from return of symptoms
Tapering Strategies for Antidepressants
Taper theories, their benefits, limitations, and how to 'best' taper antidepressants
Monitoring and Planning Antidepressant Tapers
Best tools and practices for planning individualized antidepressant tapers
Antidepressant and Psychedelic Drug Interaction
Compatibility, contraindications, and other considerations regarding the antidepressant - psychedelic therapy interface
Every module is presented by me in a video, with visual aids for optimal clarity
Over two hours of expert teaching & guidance
BONUS Materials & Course Resources
Antidepressant and Psychedelic Drug Interaction Narrative and Summary Drug Interaction Chart
Antidepressant Taper Monitoring and Support Kit
What are people sayings about this course?
"This was a well put together course and extremely informative. I would recommend this to anyone considering tapering of anti-depressants whether or not in preparation for trying psychedelic therapies. Very thoughtful and mindful presentation!" - Gilda
"Thank you so much for putting this resource together!" - Dida
"My psychiatrist was costing me a fortune, and I wanted to stop... coming off antidepressants has rejuvenated me, and Dr. Ben knows how it's done safely." - Charlie
"I am incredibly thankful for your information. This information is lacking in availability to the public. I am currently dependent on anti-depressants and love to have professional guidance with tapering" - Jacqueline