From FAQ: How the FDA helps drug companies

Speeches to and criticisms of the FDA: How the FDA helps drug companies Antidepressant-induced suicidality and violence: more about deception than science (PDF) Court filing makes public my previously suppressed analysis of Paxil’s effect (PDF) Drug Company Suppressed Data on Paroxetine-Induced Stimulation (PDF) An Examination of Eli Lilly and Co’s Contention that the BMJ Prozac […]

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From FAQ: SSRI product liability suits

SSRI antidepressant product liability suits   Dr. Breggin has been involved in several landmark product liability cases against the manufacturers of SSRI antidepressant medications.   Cases    Wesbecker (Fentress) product liability case against Eli Lilly (makers of Prozac®) In the early 1990s Dr. Breggin was selected to be the scientific and medical expert for all […]

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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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From FAQ: Growth Inhibition

Growth inhibition and mental suppression caused by stimulants   Few subjects have distressed Dr. Breggin as much as the psychiatric abuse of children with drugs, electroshock and even lobotomy. With so many children now taking psychiatric drugs, it is no exaggeration to say that we are damaging the brains and suppressing the mental function of […]

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From FAQ: TD

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) caused by antipsychotic drugs   Tardive dyskinesia  (TD) is a movement disorder caused by the neuroleptic or antipsychotic drugs including the older ones such as Thorazine and Haldol and also the newer ones such as Zyprexa, Risperdal, Geodon, Abilify and Seroquel.  Although drug advocates often claim that the newer or atypical antipsychotic […]

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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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From FAQ: Side Effects


Psychiatric drug side effects and adverse reactions  The following brief summaries of adverse drug reactions are very abbreviated and merely hint at the widespread and potentially devastating side effects associated with all psychiatric medications. For a more thorough examination of neurological and psychological side effects,  please consult Dr. Breggin’s books, listed below.   Selective Serotonin […]

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