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Keep Up with Dr. Peter Breggin’s Work and Breaking News in the Field.

Alert # 5: Beware! Psychiatric Drugs & Heat Stroke

Now that summer is here, remember that many psychiatric drugs pose a risk of potentially lethal heat exhaustion or heat stroke, including antipsychotic drugs, antidepressants, and stimulants. Any drug that disrupts major neurotransmitter systems like dopamine, acetylcholine, serotonin, or histamine can disrupt heat regulation and poses a potential for causing or aggravating heat stroke. That […]

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Frequent Alert # 3, June 4, 2017: FDA & Drug Companies Mislead about No Antidepressant Adult Suicides

One of the most pervasive untruths jointly promoted by the drug companies and the FDA is that equally valid scientific studies have shown that antidepressants cause suicidality in children and youth, but not in adults. This gross distortion of the truth expands into falsely suggesting that antidepressants may even reduce suicidality in older adults. All […]

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