November 12: How to talk to your psychiatrist about medication withdrawal
Daniel Johnson is a psychiatrist from Raleigh, NC. He attended college at Davidson, graduating in 1995. After college he worked in "data management" for two years at a clinical research company as well as working for two years in a hospice house for HIV patients.
He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 2002 and did his residency in psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He moved to Asheville in 2006 and has worked in several community mental health and hospital settings since then. He started his private practice in 2010.
This deepened his connection with his patients as he moved outside of the health insurance machine. He learned more about the difficulties of industry standard pharmacotherapy. He learned directly from Peter Breggin, MD - sometimes referred to as "the conscience of psychiatry" - about the dangers of psychiatric drugs as well as safe tapering strategies. His current practice focuses around this work.