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.
Brain-disabling therapies (1980) 01/01/1980
"Brain-disabling Therapies," In Valenstein E (ed): The Psychosurgery Debate. San Francisco, WH Freeman, 1980.
"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.
"Coercion of Voluntary Patients in an Open Hospital." 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.
"Confirming the Hazards of Stimulant Drug Treatment." 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.
Disabling the brain with electroshock (1981) 02/01/1981
"Disabling the Brain with Electroshock." Divergent Views in Psychiatry, M. Dongier and E. Wittkower, editors. Harper and Row, Hagerstown, MD, 247-271, 1981.
Electroshock therapy and brain damage: the acute organic brain syndrome as treatment (1984) 01/01/1984
"Electroshock Therapy and Brain Damage: The Acute Organic Brain Syndrome as Treatment." Behavior and Brain Sciences 7:24-25, 1984.
"Electroshock: Scientific, Ethical, and Political Issues." International Journal of Risk & Safety In Medicine, 11:5-40, 1998.
"Empathic Self-Transformation and Love in Individual and Family Therapy." The Humanistic Psychologist, 27:267-282, 1999.
"Empathic Self-Transformation in Therapy." 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." (2001) [The annual Ephraim Lisansky ecture of the University of Maryland School of Social Work.] Ethical Human Sciences and Services, :197-206.