Anders Sørensen: Tapering off psychoactive drugs, and what these drugs do to our brains


Anders Sørensen is a Danish psychologist, who also has a doctorate in tapering off psychotropic drugs. As a student, he was primarily interested in psychotherapy and how to help people with emotional difficulties. But then he discovered drugs dampened the emotions in such a way that it got in the way of actually working with them. Already as a psychology student, Anders saw that psychiatric drugs stood in the way of helping people with mental difficulties. His interest in medicine led him to further studies. Anders now helps people taper off and shares important knowledge about the harmful and addictive drugs.

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