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.
 
 

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file icon 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.
file icon The second wave of psychosurgery 01/01/1973

Breggin, P.R. (1973).The Second Wave of Psychosurgery." M/H (Mental Health) 57:10-13.


LOBOTOMY and psychosurgery are upon us again! In Philadelphia a black man dies of an overdose of heroin, and a reporter notices peculiar scars on his head. A portion of his brain has been burned out in an experimental attempt to cure his addiction. The neurosurgeon is located by the reporter and admits that his monkey experiments were inconclusive before trying his operation on human addicts.

file icon 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.
file icon Confirming the hazards of stimulant drug treatment (2000) 03/01/2000
"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.
file icon Brain-disabling therapies (1980) 01/01/1980
"Brain-disabling Therapies," In Valenstein E (ed): The Psychosurgery Debate. San Francisco, WH Freeman, 1980.
file icon Psychotherapy as applied ethics (1971) 01/01/1971
"Psychotherapy as Applied Ethics." Psychiatry 34:59-75, 1971.
file icon A tribute to Professor Steve Baldwin (2001) 02/01/2001
"A tribute to Professor Steve Baldwin," Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 3: 71, 2001.
file icon Psychotherapy in emotional crises without resort to psychiatric medication (1998) 03/01/1998
"Psychotherapy in Emotional Crises without Resort to Psychiatric Medication." The Humanistic Psychologist 25:2-14, 1998.
file icon The three dynamics of human progress 01/01/1989
"The Three Dynamics of Human Progress: A Unified Theory Applicable to Individuals, Institutions and Society." Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry 21:(Nos. 1-3)97-123, 1988-89.
file icon Psychosurgery as brain-disabling therapy (1981) 01/01/1981
"Psychosurgery as Brain-disabling Therapy." Divergent Views in Psychiatry, M. Dongier and E. Wittkower, editors. Harper and Row, Hagerstown, MD, 302-326, 1981.
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