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Managed care receives blame for overmedications

[the following is reprinted from the Houston Chronicle] Therapists just use drugs to treat patients, some say By MARK SMITH Copyright© 1997 Houston Chronicle The emergence of managed mental health care is adding fuel to a long-simmering debate over the place of medication in psychiatric treatment. Some psychiatrists charge that health maintenance organizations and other […]

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Jury Awards $11.9 Million in Paxil Suicide Case

Peter R. Breggin MD is the Psychiatric Expert In one of the largest awards of its kind in an antidepressant-related suicide case, on September 15, 2016, a jury awarded $11.9 million to the family of Mumun Barbaros who killed himself in jail after a psychiatrist restarted him on Paxil (paroxetine). The defendant was PrimeCare and […]

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What People Say About Dr. Breggin

For many decades, Peter R. Breggin MD has successfully taken on and spoken truth to many of the most powerful pharmaceutical corporations, government agencies and medical societies in the world. He has done this through his scientific work, books, media appearances, public education efforts, and his participation in the legal system as a medical expert […]

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Human Freedom versus Psychiatric Coercion and Involuntary Treatment

In 2016, Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD wrote a marvelous blog “Abolishing Forced Treatment in Psychiatry is an Ethical Imperative” on MadinAmerica.com. Dr. Gøtzsche’s words inspired me to write a blog with my latest thoughts and observations on psychiatric coercion and to develop this page starting with my earliest publications all the way back to 1964 […]

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