Benzodiazapines or Tranquilizers & Sleeping Pills

Xanax®, Valium®, Ativan®, Klonopin® and other sedative drugs

Rational Principles of Psychopharmacology (2016)

Breggin, PR. (2016). Rational Principles of Psychopharmacology for Therapists, Healthcare Providers and Clients. J Contemp Psychother 46:1–13. Because the epidemic dispensing of psychiatric drugs is based on misinformation, it is important for all health professionals, consumers, and most citizens (including patients and their family members) to have a more rational understanding of how psychiatric drugs […]

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Benzodiazepines page


Benzodiazepines Collection of scientific papers by Dr. Breggin on benzodiazepines or tranquilizers and sleeping pills Analysis of adverse behavioral effects of benzodiazepines (tranquilizers) (PDF) Chapter from Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry on benzodiazepines Chapter from Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry on benzodiazepines   Books by Dr. Breggin that deal with the effects of benzodiazepines Medication Madness Brain-Disabling […]

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Benzos: Chapter from “Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry”

The following material is excerpted and revised from Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry, by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. (Springer Publishing Co. 1997, 2008). Presented here with the permission of Springer Publishing Company, 536 Broadway, New York, NY 10012-3955. Review of Behavioral Effects of Benzodiazepines With an Appendix on Drawing Scientific Conclusions from the FDA’s Spontaneous Reporting […]

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Intoxication anosognosia: medication spellbinding (2006)

“Intoxication Anosognosia: The Spellbinding Effect of Psychiatric Drugs”, Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 8, 201-215, 2006. ABSTRACT: Why do so many individuals persist in taking psychoactive substances, including psychiatric drugs, after adverse mental and behavioral effects have become severe and even disabling? The author has previously proposed the brain-disabling principle of psychiatric treatment that all […]

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