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.
"Electroshock: Scientific, Ethical, and Political Issues." International Journal of Risk & Safety In Medicine, 11:5-40, 1998.
"Analysis of adverse behavioral effects of benzodiazepines (tranquilizers)," Journal of Mind and Behavior, 19:21-50, 1998.
"Psychotherapy in Emotional Crises without Resort to Psychiatric Medication." The Humanistic Psychologist 25:2-14, 1998.
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.
"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.
Psychiatry's reliance on coercion (1999) 02/01/1999
"Psychiatry's Reliance on Coercion." Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 1:115-118, 1999.
NIH consensus report highlights controversy surrounding ADHD diagnosis and stimulant treatment(1999) 03/01/1999
"NIH Consensus Report Highlights Controversy Surrounding ADHD Diagnosis and Stimulant Treatment." Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 1:9-11, 1999.
"The Need for Ethical Human Sciences and Services." Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 1:3-6, 1999.
"Empathic Self-Transformation and Love in Individual and Family Therapy." The Humanistic Psychologist, 27:267-282, 1999.
"Psychostimulants in the Treatment of Children Diagnosed with ADHD: Risks and Mechanism of Action." International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine, 12 (1), 3-35, 1999.