I don't expect a quick fix for this, but hopefully others experiences. My big brother, 32 years old and 6 years older than me, tried to taper Venlafaxin some months ago and I started supporting him with facts and long distance care, mostly e-mail. Some days ago he decided to take back his previous dose (his doctor said that it could no longer be tapering symptoms)! He trusts the prescribing GP and have talked about it with friends and our mother. He is reluctant to even take a look at what critics have to say and even said once that my facts were internet rumors, despite that I have told him of my sources, like Dr. Peter R. Breggin. Even a short youtube clip with Simple Truths about Psychiatry is too much for my brother to bother having a look at. In february my brother got a PhD in history. He has said that he never have felt as good as when taking Venlafaxin which is a bad sign. He also claims to be more social than ever before, which he think is good. I'm not sure how long and how much Venlafaxin he has taken, but I know he had started back in 2014. He don't want to go into therapy, only tried it for a short period. He knows some of my own experience but he does not show that much interest. Anyone who has been in a similar situation? Should I talk to some of his friends?