I began Brainzaps in 2008, with a short post on ‘brain shivers.’  I have recently updated the post as 11 years ago the term ‘brain zaps” was not that well documented as a byproduct of withdrawal from psycho-pharmaceuticals. Today, there is more of a consensus that the condition is most probably caused by a disruption in GABA levels.

Over the years, the most popular page on this site has been my writing about my ongoing battle to get off Effexor:  Effexor XR and Memory Loss. The comments from people of all ages from all walks of life on the devastation this drug has had on their cognition has been astonishing.  I’ve done my best to respond with limited information and personal suggestions.

Probably the most interesting thing which has happened in the field of mental health since I began this journey towards wholeness has been that the concepts I explored so many years ago about neuroplasticity and the ability to reconstruct an undamaged inner world have became a mainstream belief.

Here are some highlights from the blog.

January 2016



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