Bethany Butzer, Ph.D.

The Antidepressant Antidote:
Five Steps to Get Off Antidepressants Safely & Effectively

Do you want to get off antidepressants and move toward a more full and balanced life? Have you tried several times to get off antidepressants, only to end up right back on them? If so, this book is for you.

In The Antidepressant Antidote: Five Steps to Get Off Antidepressants Safely and Effectively, Bethany Butzer, Ph.D. provides practical and proven techniques to help you get off antidepressants once and for all. This life-enhancing 5-step program will teach you:

  • How to get the support you need as you taper off antidepressants.
  • Tips to deal with the withdrawal effects that can arise when reducing your antidepressant dose.
  • Techniques to let go of stress, anxiety, sadness, and depression.
  • Smart choices to move you toward the type of life you desire.
  • Strategies to stay off antidepressants over the long term.

In this book, Dr. Butzer doesn’t stand up on an ivory tower and tell you what to do. She took antidepressants for 6 years, and after several failed attempts she finally managed to get off the medication for good. She offers moving, real-life stories from her own experiences to show you how to bring the principles in this book to life.

Written by an expert in psychology who understands antidepressants both personally and professionally, The Antidepressant Antidote provides a holistic 5-step program to help you kick your antidepressant habit for good.

Get your copy today from:

Barnes &

Balboa Press

...and other online retailers!

Note that this program is not a substitute for medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before deciding to reduce your antidepressant dose. 

Antidepressant Antidote E-Course

Check out my 5-Week Antidepressant Antidote E-Course, where you'll have access to weekly lectures and exercises that aren't included in the book!

Praise for The Antidepressant Antidote

"The Antidepressant Antidote is an excellent new resource for an integrative approach to healing from depression."

- Amy Weintraub, Author of Yoga for Depression

"Bethany, I want to thank you for writing your book, as I realize it was likely very difficult for you to not only confront these feelings, but to share them with the world. Your experiences are familiar, and I believe anyone suffering from anxiety or depression will be able to relate to your story. I was certainly able to. Your book will help thousands of people.  It is a great tool for anyone seriously looking to combat the antidepressant epidemic.  I found it to be loaded with an arsenal of resources that will be able to get anyone on the right track. I really enjoyed your book, and will recommend it to anyone who I feel could benefit from it." 

- N. M.

"The Antidepressant Antidote is a welcome solution to a North American Epidemic. Instead of masking depression with drugs, Bethany Butzer offers a way of addressing the core issues. She writes with compassion and a deep understanding that comes with having faced depression and emerged a richer and more aware human as a result of her journey. You will appreciate how relate-able and soothing the book is to read. It is packed full of hope, integrity and empowerment."

- Julie Daniluk, RHN, Nutritionist and author of
Meals That Heal Inflammation (Random House)

"I truly enjoyed your book, The Antidepressant Antidote, and will recommend it to my friends and doctors. The first prescription a GP should write is to read your book. Your 5 steps could work just as effectively at keeping people off the drugs in the first place."

- G. G. 

"I attended Dr. Butzer's Antidepressant Antidote workshop after being on antidepressants, unhappily, for 7 years . I had tried several times, unsuccessfully, to get myself off these drugs that were tricking me into thinking I was sick. Each time, the debilitating withdrawal symptoms, which I mistook for the return of my anxiety, kept me stuck. Each time I returned to the doctor, I left with a new prescription, for a better, stronger medication that would fix me. Dr. Butzer's workshop left me feeling energized and optimistic and gave me the confidence that I could make the lifestyle changes she outlined, and her personal story was the proof. I am now completely off antidepressants, and I know I will never need them again."

- Antidepressant Antidote Workshop Participant

"Bethany, I just finished your book this morning and I thought it was really great! I think that the combination of personal stories and directive therapeutic approaches made for a well-rounded book. I enjoyed the personal stories the most because I could relate to so many of the emotions you described. Hopefully some of your suggestions will help me find balance and happiness in my own life. Thanks for sharing you story!"

- M. P.

"Bethany, I bought your book yesterday, sat down and read it straight through. You did a great job! It's very readable, and provides a wonderful prescription for living, even for those not dealing with the issue of antidepressants. My husband is reading it now, and I will definitely share it with others."

- J. L. 

"Dr. Butzer's book, The Antidepressant Antidote, is an honest and heartfelt portrayal of her journey to heal from antidepressants.  She offers simple and applicable ways to address symptoms and face life challenges, while using her personal experience to inspire others on their path to health. Thank you for your wonderful work." 

- Alesandra Rain, Author 

"I just finished your book Bethany and really really enjoyed it! Your story is so relevant to each of us, it's not only about antidepressants, it's really about any addictive behavior so thank you for bringing this book to the world."

- Nicole Mikula, Yoga & Meditation Teacher

"In 'The Antidepressant Antidote,' Dr. Butzer sets out to provide the reader with the support needed to get off antidepressants. If you, or someone you know, needs a little extra support in what can be a difficult process, this book is a practical list of techniques that is easy to follow and easy to understand."

- Rose Kress, Yoga Therapist

"I had the pleasure of reading Dr. Butzer's book, 'The Antidepressant Antidote,' in preparation for an interview with her. It serves as a guide to anyone who wishes to relieve their depression without medication or if on medication already, Dr. Butzer lays out an easy to follow plan. Her honest and personal account is gripping and engaging, as is her writing style. I highly recommend this book."

- Charles Glassman, M.D., Author of Brain Drain

"I just got 'The Antidepressant Antidote' this morning and although I've never been on anti-depressants, I can't put the book down! I'm half way through and will be recommending to lots of folks who can benefit. I love the way you included your personal stories and the way you laid it out keeps it so interesting and I can see how people will feel supported throughout the entire read. I will be referring this book to clients. Great work!"

- Maggie Holbik, Crystal Clear Coaching

"Your anecdotes and personal experiences that one can relate to are inspiring helped me know that getting off antidepressants can be done!"

- Antidepressant Antidote Workshop Participant

"You provide many options that should be applied as complimentary practices. The information you provide has reaffirmed that the steps I've taken to manage my life and anxiety are the right ones."

- Antidepressant Antidote Workshop Participant

"I like that you emphasize that there are many different tools and resources out there, and that different combinations of tools work for different types of people."

- Antidepressant Antidote Workshop Participant