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Stimulants and ADHD


Ritalin®, Concerta
® Adderall®, amphetamines and other stimulant medications

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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A Misdiagnosis, Anywhere

A Misdiagnosis, Anywhere. The New York Times, Oct 13, 2011.   The drugging of children for A.D.H.D. has become an epidemic. More than 5 million U.S. children, or 9.5 percent, were diagnosed with A.D.H.D. as of 2007. About 2.8 million had received a prescription for a stimulant medication in 2008. … BregginADHDaMisdiagnosisAnywhere102011NYT.pdf

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Dr. Breggin Testifies Before US Congress Re: Ritalin and ADHD

Peter R. Breggin M.D. Testimony September 29, 2000 Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on Education and the Workforce U.S. House of Representatives I appear today as Director of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ICSPP), and also on my own behalf as a practicing psychiatrist and a parent. […]

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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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