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Monthly Archives: May 2008

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  Latest News    Something we can all agree on             In this highly politicized season, is there something we can all agree upon?           I think so. From the political left or right, we should be able to come           together around the idea that it’s bad […]

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Lacuzong v. GlaxoSmithKline

Lacuzong product liability case against GlaxoSmithKline (makers of Paxil®) The suit Lacuzong v. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) was brought by the widow of a man who drowned their two children and himself in a tub after taking Paxil for three days. The case was “resolved” to the satisfaction of the family; the drug company denied and continues […]

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An Examination of Eli Lilly and Company’s Contentions that the BMJ Prozac Documents were Never Missing and Have No Significance

A report by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently received a series of in-house Eli Lilly documents concerning Prozac from an anonymous source. The BMJ then forwarded the documents to other authorities, including Congressman Maurice Hinchey and the FDA. Congressman Hinchey then distributed the documents to other individuals and organizations, including […]

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Psychostimulants in the treatment of children diagnosed with ADHD: Risks and Mechanisms of Action

International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine 12 (1993) 3-35 IOS Press Psychostimulants in the treatment of children diagnosed with ADHD: Risks and Mechanisms of Action Peter R. Breggin Director, International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ICSPP) Abstract: Millions of children in North America are diagnosed with attention deficit/heractivity disorder and […]

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The need to ban electroconvulsive therapy

The need to ban electroconvulsive therapy by Peter R. Breggin.M.D. (excerpts from Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry )   I have long argued that ECT is an ineffective, dangerous, anachronistic treatment that should be abandoned by modern psychiatry. Yet, despite the urging of many victims of ECT, I refused for many years to endorse public or […]

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Proposals for the regulation of electroshock

Presented to the “ECT Study Committee” of the Vermont State legislature on July 17, 2000 by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. Director, International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology Two pages–Revised after live report to the committee ECT should be banned. It is so damaging and ineffective that the risk/benefit ratio is too high. […]

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The New Lobotomists: Cingulotomy and Capsulotomy Resurge at Harvard and Brown Universities

Lobotomy by Any Other Name Commentary by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. On August 4, 2003 the Los Angeles Times published a story by Benedict Carey on the “New Psychosurgery” being conducted at medical centers at Harvard University and Brown. The syndicated report was republished around the country as recently as October 2003. The potential patients […]

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