Selected scientific papers
This section contains a selection of Dr. Breggin's scientific articles spanning 1964 to the present. They can be arranged chronologically in order to facilitate an overview of his work over the years.
Psychiatry's reliance on coercion (1999) 02/01/1999
"Psychiatry's Reliance on Coercion." Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 1:115-118, 1999.
"Shock Treatment III: Resistance in the 1980's." Electroshock: The Case Against, Dr. Robert F. Morgan, editor. Morgan Foundation Publishers, Fair Oaks, CA. pp. 43-56. 1999.
Risks and Mechanism of Action of Stimulants 11/16/1998
Risks and Mechanism of Action of Stimulants. NIH Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, November 16-18, 1998.
"Psychotherapy in Emotional Crises without Resort to Psychiatric Medication." The Humanistic Psychologist 25:2-14, 1998.
"Analysis of adverse behavioral effects of benzodiazepines (tranquilizers)," Journal of Mind and Behavior, 19:21-50, 1998.
"Electroshock: Scientific, Ethical, and Political Issues." International Journal of Risk & Safety In Medicine, 11:5-40, 1998.
Selected Chapters from The Heart of Being Helpful: Empathy and the Creation of a Healing Presence . New York: Springer Publishing Company, 1997.
"Should the Use of Neuroleptics Be Severely Limited?" 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 (1996) 01/01/1996
"Spearheading a Transformation." 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 Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology." Journal of African American Men 1:No. 3, 3-22. Winter 1995/96.