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Alert 12 : Michelle Carter: Did She Text Her Boyfriend to Death?

Seen from the viewpoint of her medical expert, Dr. Peter Breggin, this is the second in the series on Mad in America about the young woman convicted of murder-by-texting. Michelle had encouraged her boyfriend Conrad’s suicide when she was 17 and he was 18. Dr. Breggin takes a deeper look into the relationship between Michelle and Conrad as it deteriorated into a frightening downward spiral.

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Alert 11: Michelle Carter: The Story of the Girl Who Supposedly Told Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself

I was Michelle’s psychiatric expert. Following the judge’s decision to convict Michelle of manslaughter with words, he sentenced her today. And today, with the judge’s sentencing, I begin my series of reports on Mad in America about this tragic story. The case and its outcome have grossly harmed Michelle and those who love her; and millions […]

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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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