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Selected Scientific Papers by Peter R. Breggin, MD
Chronologically Arranged
 
"Intoxication anosognosia: The Spellbinding Effect of Psychiatric Drugs" (PDF), Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 8, 201-215, 2006.
 
 
 
 
"Politics, practice, and breaking news" (PDF), Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 8, 3-6, 2006.
 
 
"Recent U.S., Canadian and British regulatory agency actions concerning antidepressant-induced harm to self and others: A review and analysis" (PDF), Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 7, 7-22, 2005. Simultaneously published in the International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine, 16, 247-259, 2005.
 
"Suicidality, violence, and mania caused by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs): A review and analysis" (PDF), International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine, 16: 31-49, 2003/2004. Originally published in Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 5:225-246.
 
"Psychopharmacology and human values" (PDF), Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 43: 34-49, 2003.
 
"Fluvoxamine as a Cause of Stimulation, Mania and Aggression with a Critical Analysis of the FDA-Approved Label" (PDF), International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine, 14: 71-86, 2002. Originally published in Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 4:211-227, 2002.
 
"Empathic self-transformation in therapy" (PDF), Excerpt from Dimensions of Empathic Therapy , P. Breggin, G. Breggin and F. Bemak, editors. Springer Publishing Company, pp. 177 - 189, 2002.
 
"Empowering social work in the era of biological psychiatry."(PDF) (2001) [The annual Ephraim Lisansky ecture of the University of Maryland School of Social Work.] Ethical Human Sciences and Services, :197-206.
 
"A dangerous assignment." (PDF) In Howard Rosenthal (Ed.). Favorite Counseling and Therapy Homework Assignments: Leading Therapists Share their Most Creative Strategies, pp. 58-59. Philadelphia: Brunner Routledge, 2001.
 
"A tribute to Professor Steve Baldwin ." (PDF) Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 3: 71, 2001.
 
"From Prozac to Ecstasy: the implication of new evidence for drug-induced brain damage." (PDF) Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 3: 3-5, 2001.
 
"What psychologists and psychotherapists need to know about ADHD and stimulants." (PDF) Changes: An International Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 18:13-23, Spring 2000.
 
"The NIMH multimodal study of treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a critical analysis." (PDF) International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine, 13:15-22, 2000. Originally published in Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 2:63-72, 2000.
 
"Confirming the hazards of stimulant drug treatment." (PDF) The International Journal of Risk and Safety In Medicine, 13:199-120, 2000. Originally published in Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 2: 203-204, 2000.
 
"The psychiatric drugging of toddlers." (PDF) Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 2: 83-86, 2000.
 
"The White House Conference on Mental Health." (PDF) Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 2: 3-7, 2000.
 
"Psychostimulants in the treatment of children diagnosed with ADHD: risks and mechanisms of action." (PDF) International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine, 12 (1), 3-35, 1999.
 
"Empathic self-transformation and love in individual and family therapy." (PDF) The Humanistic Psychologist, 27:267-282, 1999.
 
"The need for ethical human sciences and services." (PDF) Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 1:3-6, 1999.
 
"NIH consensus report highlights controversy surrounding ADHD diagnosis and stimulant treatment."(PDF)  Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 1:9-11, 1999.
 
"Psychiatry's reliance on coercion." (PDF) Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 1:115-118, 1999.
 
"Shock Treatment III: resistance in the 1980s." (PDF) Electroshock: The Case Against, Dr. Robert F. Morgan, editor. Morgan Foundation Publishers, Fair Oaks, CA. pp. 43-56. 1999.
 
"Psychotherapy in emotional crises without resort to psychiatric medication." (PDF) The Humanistic Psychologist 25:2-14, 1998.
 
 
"Electroshock: Scientific, Ethical, & Political Issues." (PDF) International Journal of Risk & Safety In Medicine, 11:5-40, 1998.
 
" Selected Chapters from The Heart of Being Helpful ". New York: Springer Publishing Company, 1997.
 
"Should the use of neuroleptics be severely limited?" (PDF) In S.A Kirk and Susan D. Einbinder P (ed): Controversial Issues in Mental Health. Boston: Allyan and Bacon, 1994, pp 146-152. Reprinted in Changes: An International Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy 14:62-66 March 1996.
 
"Spearheading a transformation." (PDF) Co-published simultaneously in The Psychotherapy Patient (The Hawthorn Press, Inc.) Vol.9, No. 3/4, pp. 1-7, 1996; and Psychosocial Approaches to Deeply Disturbed Persons, P. Breggin and E. Stern, editors, The Hawthorn Press, Inc., 1-7, 1996.
 
"Campaigns against racist federal programs by the ICSPP." (PDF)  Journal of African American Men 1:No. 3, 3-22. Winter 1995/96.
 
 
" A biomedical programme for urban violence control in the US: the dangers of psychiatric social control." (PDF) (Peter Breggin and Ginger Ross Breggin). Changes: An International Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy 11, No. 1 (March):59-71, 1993.
 
"Psychiatry's role in the holocaust." (PDF) International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine 4:133-148, 1993. Adapted from a paper delivered at "Medical Science Without Compassion" in Cologne, Germany and published in the conference proceedings.
 
"The return of ECT." (PDF) Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health, 3 (March#1), 12-17, 1992.
 
 
"The three dynamics of human progress: a unified theory applicable to individuals, institutions, and society." (PDF) Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry 21:(Nos. 1-3)97-123, 1988-89.
 
"Precious the crow ." (PDF) Voices (Journal of the American Academy of Psychotherapists) 23:32-42, Summer, 1987.
 
"Neuropathology and cognitive dysfunction from ECT." (PDF) Psychopharmacology Bulletin 22:476-479, 1986.
 
 
"Iatrogenic helplessness in authoritarian psychiatry." (PDF) In Morgan RF (ed): The Iatrogenics Handbook. Toronto, IPI Publishing Company, 39-51, 1983.
 
"What cost leukotomy?"(PDF) (letter) American Journal of Psychiatry 140:1101, 1983.
 
"The return of lobotomy and psychosurgery." Reprinted with a new introduction in Edwards RB (ed): Psychiatry and Ethics. Buffalo, Prometheus Books, 1982. Originally published in the Congressional Record , February 24, 1972, E1602-E1612. First reprinted in Quality of Health Care-Human Experimentation: Hearings Before Senator Edward Kennedy's Subcommittee on Health, US Senate, Washington, D.C., US Government Printing Office, 1973.
 
"Disabling the brain with electroshock." (PDF) Divergent Views in Psychiatry, M. Dongier and E. Wittkower, editors. Harper and Row, Hagerstown, MD, 247-271, 1981.
 
"Psychosurgery as brain-disabling therapy." (PDF) Divergent Views in Psychiatry, M. Dongier and E. Wittkower, editors. Harper and Row, Hagerstown, MD, 302-326, 1981.
 
"Brain-disabling therapies." (PDF) In Valenstein E (ed): The Psychosurgery Debate San Francisco, WH Freeman, 1980.
 
"Psychosurgery for the control of violence: a critical review" (PDF) Neural Bases of Violence and Aggression, W. Fields and W. Sweet, editors. Warren H. Green, Inc., St. Loius, MO, 350-378, 1975.
 
"Psychosurgery for political purposes." (PDF) Duquesne Law Review 13:841-862, 1975.
 
"The second wave of psychosurgery ." (PDF) M/H (Mental Health) 57:10-13, 1973.
 
"Lobotomies: an alert."(PDF) (letter) American Journal of Psychiatry 129:98-99, 1972.
 
"Lobotomy." (PDF) (co-authored by Daniel Greenburg). Science and Government Report, March 15, 1972, Volume II, No. 2, pp 1-4.
 
"Psychotherapy as applied ethics." (PDF) Psychiatry 34:59-75, 1971.
 
"The sedative-like effects of epinephrine." (PDF) Archives of General Psychiatry 12:255-259, 1965.
 
"Coercion of voluntary patients in an open hospital." (PDF) Archives of General Psychiatry 10:173-181, 1964.Reprinted with a new introduction in Edwards, R.B. (ed): Psychiatry and Ethics. Prometheus Books, 1982, and in Edwards, R.B. (ed): Ethics and Psychiatry. Amherst, New York, Prometheus Books, 1997.
 
"The psychophysiology of anxiety ." (PDF) Journal of Nervous Mental Diseases 139:558-568, 1964.
 

 

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