Judges’ Opinion Applying Nuremberg Code in Kaimowitz Psychosurgery 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 […]
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 […]
Index of Guests on The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, a live talk radio show, each Wednesday at 4 pm (eastern US) on PRN.
Hear The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, a live talk radio show, each Wednesday at 4 pm on the Progressive Radio Network (prn.fm). It is one of the most popular on the network. Dr. Breggin presents an hour of interesting conversation with enlightening and pioneering individuals from the around world in the broad fields of mental […]
A screenshot of the Facebook of the Oregon shooter, taken by a colleague of mine before the site was taken down, has the following comment from the shooter: “Chris Harper Mercer, August 16: I have a pill bottle with like five types of pills mixed in. I don’t know which ones are the sleep aids, so I just took four of each.”
As I predicted in my blogs on Naturalnews.com and on my website, the left and the right have indeed found common ground in wanting to increase the power of psychiatry and the mental health establishment with the goal of preventing gun massacres. But as I’ve also warned in my reports, psychiatrists have no special ability to identify potentially violent offenders. Even more striking, they have no drugs that prevent violence, but they prescribe many drugs that can cause violence, including antidepressants, benzodiazepines, stimulants, and antipsychotic drugs.
There have been recent calls for a national Mental Health Registry, and then additional calls to link such a registry to gun licensing. In the dreadful wake of Newtown, both the left and the right and the current US federal administration are demanding that we tighten mental health statutes to make it easier and even mandatory for health care providers including psychiatrists and psychotherapists to incarcerate people on suspicion of perpetrating violence.
Huge efforts have been made by the pharmaceutical industry to prevent the public and the health professions from knowing that antidepressant drugs can cause violence and suicide. Joe Wesbecker had threatened his co-workers in the past, but had never been violent. In 1989, Wesbecker was placed on Prozac (fluoxetine). One month later, he became agitated and delusional.
The history of psychiatry has been one of egregious abuses against its patients. The several-hundred year history of the state mental hospital system is proof of that. Until the states found the giant lockups too expensive and began arbitrarily throwing the inmates out, millions of people were deprived of their liberty and all human amenities, humiliated, abused, and finally tortured with treatments like lobotomy, insulin comma, and shock treatment.