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.
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.
"Psychosurgery for the Control of Violence: A Critical Review" Neural Bases of Violence and Aggression, W. Fields and W. Sweet, editors. Warren H. Green, Inc., St. Loius, MO, 350-378, 1975.
"Iatrogenic Helplessness in Authoritarian Psychiatry." In Morgan RF (ed): The Iatrogenics Handbook. Toronto, IPI Publishing Company, 39-51, 1983.
"Psychotherapy in Emotional Crises without Resort to Psychiatric Medication." The Humanistic Psychologist 25:2-14, 1998.
Brain-disabling therapies (1980) 01/01/1980
"Brain-disabling Therapies," In Valenstein E (ed): The Psychosurgery Debate. San Francisco, WH Freeman, 1980.
"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.
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.
"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.
Psychotherapy as applied ethics (1971) 01/01/1971
"Psychotherapy as Applied Ethics." Psychiatry 34:59-75, 1971.
"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.