Dr. Breggin Testifies Before Congressional Committee

Antidepressant-Induced Suicide, Violence and Mania: Implications for the Military Read Dr. Breggin’s written testimony here. It was also published thereafter in the peer-reviewed Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry.   On February 24, 2010, the Veterans Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, Chaired by Rep. Bob Filner (D-San Diego) held hearings entitled “Exploring the Relationship […]

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We Are All Orphans Now

We Are All Orphans Now By Peter R. Breggin, MD December 6, 2009 All of us realize that when a child is raised without adequate parenting that the results can be devastating. We know the hazards for children who don’t have parental role models or whose role models are inadequate, conflicted, abusive, or untrustworthy. We […]

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Psychiatry Makes War on “Bipolar Children”

The front cover of the May 26, 2008 Newsweek has a banner headline, “Growing Up Bipolar” with a split-face photograph of a ten-year-old boy. The headline should have read, “Victim of Psychiatric Assault.” In daycare 18-month old Max kicked, bit and spat on his larger peers. Apparently before he was two years old, his overwhelmed […]

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The Anthrax Perpetrator and the Arkansas Shooter Were Taking Antidepressants

It was recently disclosed that two murderers, one extremely notorious, were probably taking antidepressants at the time of their crimes, but hardly anyone is taking notice. On August 7, 2008, a few newspapers mentioned that newly released government papers showed that bioweapons scientist Bruce Ivins had been taking the antidepressant Celexa during the time he […]

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