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 Electroshock: Scientific, Ethical, & Political Issues (1998) 01/01/1998
"Electroshock: Scientific, Ethical, and Political Issues." International Journal of Risk & Safety In Medicine, 11:5-40, 1998.
file icon 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.
file icon 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.
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 Coercion of voluntary patients in an open hospital (1964) 01/02/1970
"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.
file icon Campaigns against racist federal programs by the ICSPP (1995/96) 01/01/1995
"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.
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 Brain damage, dementia and persistent cognitive dysfunction associated with neuroleptics (German) 03/30/1990
"Brain damage, dementia and persistent cognitive dysfunction associated with neuroleptics: Evidence, Etiology, Implications." Journal of Mind Behavior, 11:425-464, 1990. German Edition
file icon Brain damage, dementia and persistent cognitive dysfunction associated with neuroleptics (1990) 01/01/1990
"Brain damage, dementia and persistent cognitive dysfunction associated with neuroleptics: Evidence, Etiology, Implications." Journal of Mind Behavior 11:425-464, 1990.
file icon Antidepressant-Induced Suicide, Violence, and Mania: Risks for Military Personnel 02/11/2011

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, Volume 12, Number 2, 2010.


Peter R. Breggin, MD


The newer antidepressants frequently cause suicide, violence, and manic-like symptoms of activation or overstimulation, presenting serious hazards to active-duty soldiers who carry weapons under stressful conditions. These antidepressant-induced symptoms of activation can mimic posttraumatic stress disorder and are likely to worsen this common disorder in soldiers, increasing the hazard when they are prescribed to military personnel. Antidepressants should not be prescribed to soldiers during or after deployment.

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WARNING!

Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision. Methods for safely withdrawing from psychiatric drugs are discussed in Dr. Breggin's new book, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients, and Their Families.