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Dr. Peter Breggin’s Recent Scientific Publications on Guilt, Shame and Anxiety

By Peter Breggin, MD Order Now!   Overcoming Our Most Painful and Disabling Emotions Guilt, Shame and Anxiety offers a wholly new unified understanding of guilt, shame and anxiety as negative legacy emotions that have no role in our mature lives. It offers the three steps to emotional freedom—toward a life where you will give

Dr. Breggin’s book and peer-reviewed scientific papers below present a new approach to understanding and overcoming guilt, shame and anxiety. For the first time, guilt, shame and anxiety can be understood for what they are, negative legacy emotions—primitive, prehistoric residuals of biological evolution that now do more harm than good. Negative Legacy Emotions are no […]

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FDA actions and shortcomings

Dr. Breggin’s educational campaigns and his scientific research contributed have put pressure on the FDA to change the contents of numerous FDA-approved labels for psychiatric drugs, including the neuroleptic (antipsychotic) drugs and the newer antidepressants. Dr. Breggin’s articles about the FDA, especially the implications of recent label changes, can be found on this website in […]

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Psychiatric Drug Adverse Reactions (Side Effects) and Medication Spellbinding

  Dr. Peter Breggin’s new concept of medication spellbinding provides insights into why so many people take psychiatric drugs when the drugs are doing more harm than good. Psychiatric drugs, and all other drugs that affect the mind, spellbind the individual by masking their adverse mental effects from the individual taking the drugs. If the […]

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From FAQ: Addiction and withdrawal

All psychiatric drugs have the potential to cause withdrawal reactions, including the antidepressants, stimulants, tranquilizers, antipsychotic drugs, and “mood stabilizers” such as lithium. When the individual’s condition grows markedly worse within days or weeks of stopping the psychiatric drug, this is almost always due to a withdrawal reaction. However, misinformed doctors and misled parents, teachers, […]

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Mental dysfunction and addiction caused by benzodiazepines

Currently among the most widely-prescribed psychiatric medications, benzodiazepines or tranquilizers can produce a wide variety of abnormal mental responses and hazardous behavioral abnormality, including rebound anxiety and insomnia, mania (especially Xanax) and other forms of psychosis, paranoia, violence, antisocial acts, depression, and suicide. These drugs can impair cognition, ranging from short-term memory impairment and confusion […]

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FromFAQ: Antidepressant-induced suicide and violence

On March 22, 2004 the FDA issued an extraordinary Public Health Advisory that cautioned about the risks associated with the new generation of  antidepressants (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Serzone, and Remeron). The warning followed a public hearing at which dozens of family members of victims testified about suicide and violence committed […]

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