September 24, 2015

Dr. Peter Breggin’s Recent Scientific Publications on Guilt, Shame and Anxiety

By Peter Breggin, MD Order Now!   Overcoming Our Most Painful and Disabling Emotions Guilt, Shame and Anxiety offers a wholly new unified understanding of guilt, shame and anxiety as negative legacy emotions that have no role in our mature lives. It offers the three steps to emotional freedom—toward a life where you will give

Dr. Breggin’s book and peer-reviewed scientific papers below present a new approach to understanding and overcoming guilt, shame and anxiety. For the first time, guilt, shame and anxiety can be understood for what they are, negative legacy emotions—primitive, prehistoric residuals of biological evolution that now do more harm than good. Negative Legacy Emotions are no longer needed because we humans have reached a stage where we can replace instinctual emotional reactions with reason, ethics and love, and choose how we want to live.


Buy the book, Guilt, Shame and Anxiety.


Download each of Dr. Breggin’s scientific papers on the Theory of Negative Legacy Emotions:

Breggin, P. R. (2015). Understanding and Overcoming Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety: Based on the Theory of Negative Legacy Emotions. Chapter 5 of Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children and Families. Edited by Bruce Kirkcaldy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Breggin, P. R. (2015). The Biological Evolution of Guilt, Shame and Anxiety: A New Theory of Negative Legacy Emotions. Medical Hypotheses 85, 17–24.

Breggin, PR. (2015). Understanding and Helping People with Hallucinations Based on the Theory of Negative Legacy Emotions. The Humanistic Psychologist, 43, 70-87.