August 18, 2016

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour Archives


Hear The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, a live talk radio show, each Wednesday at 4 pm on the Progressive Radio Network ( It is one of the most popular on the network.

Dr. Breggin presents an hour of interesting conversation with enlightening and pioneering individuals from the around world in the broad fields of mental health, psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and individual well-being. On occasion, he presents by himself for the full hour on varied subjects such as psychiatric drugs and how to overcome guilt, shame and anxiety.

This page contains the entire archive of hour-long shows, going all the way back to the first broadcast on September 27, 2010. Use the search engine to find topics of interest or specific guests. There is also an Index of Guests.



Talk Radio Shows
273. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10.12.16 13oct16

Guest: Gretchen Watson
My guest Gretchen Watson, PhD takes us on a fascinating trip from helping children escape ADHD and drugs to helping companies overcome workplace errors and injuries. Her career expresses the truth that from family life to organizational life, many of the principles of healthy, successful living are the same. Gretchen is President of Safety and Leadership Solutions.

272. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10.05.16 06oct16

Guest: Robert Foltz
I begin with my role in an $11.9 million Paxil suicide case. Then a favorite guest, Robert Foltz PsyD and I talk about his research on the patients’ view of treatment and his continuing study of the risks of psychiatric drugs for children. Dr. Foltz is a role model for being an honorable and effective psychologist.

271. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09.28.16 29sep16

Guest: Melanie Sears
My guest, Melanie Sears PhD, is a trainer for the Center of Nonviolent Communications. Based on self-awareness and empathy, the approach improves communication on every level from working with individuals and couples to working with hospitals and businesses. It enhances any therapeutic activity or relationship, large or small. Genuinely holistic and clearly effective, the nonviolent communication approach should be a central part of our family, professional and community lives.

270. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09.21.16 26sep16

Guest: Wayne Douglas
Wayne Douglas went through benzo hell and lived to tell the tale, leaving psychiatric drugs behind. His story teaches us how bad benzodiazepines are for the human body and soul, and also how hard work and determination, and healthy living, can help us triumph over the nasty mental and neurological effects of these drugs during both toxic exposure and withdrawal. He shares his experiences trying to get redress in the Japanese court system and, as a bonus, he also dramatically describes how he also survived the Fukushima earthquake and the subsequent nuclear meltdown. Very interesting stories from a courageous man!

269. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09.07.16 08sep16

Guest: Patrick D. Hahn
Patrick D. Hahn takes us on an energetic tour of the Pharmaceutical Empire from fish exposed to Prozac and Xanax in contaminated rivers to corrupt doctors being paid off at Harvard. The Pharmaceutical Empire pollutes at every level. Patrick exemplifies how professionals outside the mental health field are appalled by what they find going on with psychiatric drugs and can make important contributions to critical psychiatry and pharmacology. Be informed and be inspired!

268. The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.31.16 01Sep16

Guest: Thomas J. Moore
My guest scientist Thomas J. Moore, who tells greatly informatives stories, does peerless epidemiological research and education in the field of adverse drug effects. His science combined with anecdotes makes this a very important hour. Tom confronts the discrepancy between real neuroscience and drug-company inspired research. They are light years apart. Subjects include the smoking cessation drug Chantix and other medications that cause violence and suicide, and the overall complexity of brain function.

267. The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.25.16 25Aug16

Guest: Joanna Moncrieff
Joanna Moncrieff MD is a stellar British psychiatrist, a combination of scientist, clinician and caring human being too rarely seen in our profession. All of her books are worth reading. She talks to us about progress in the treatment of people labelled “schizophrenic” and how the British psychiatric establishment is responding to new information about drug-induced brain damage. You will get in on the ground floor of the study she is leading in Great Britain to try carefully withdrawing so-called schizophrenic patients from their antipsychotic drugs, which is an important event in our field. Join us!

266. The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.17.16 17Aug16

Guest: John Read
Fast-moving, informative, insightful interview with John Read, PhD, psychologist, professor in England, and a cutting-edge thinker and researcher. I learned stuff. We give and take about “What is psychosis?”, “What are hallucinations?” and “What helps very distressed people?” as well as “What’s the matter with psychiatry, Where is it going, Who nowadays joins the profession, and finally Can it be salvaged?” Surprising and thoughtful conversation!

265. The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.10.16 11Aug16

Guest: Gina Nikkel
Gina Nikkel PhD is President and CEO of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care. It funds a broad array of very positive mental health approaches such as Open Dialogue, the Hearing Voices movement, Continuing Education that actually educates, and even nutritional approaches. If you have a good idea of your own, you might even be able to get help or direction through the Fund and if you have money, there are wonderful projects that need your donations. Support the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care—it’s our future!

264. The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.10.16 11Aug16

Guest: Gina Nikkel
Gina Nikkel PhD is President and CEO of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care. It funds a broad array of very positive mental health approaches such as Open Dialogue, the Hearing Voices movement, Continuing Education that actually educates, and even nutritional approaches. If you have a good idea of your own, you might even be able to get help or direction through the Fund and if you have money, there are wonderful projects that need your donations. Support the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care—it’s our future!

263. The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.03.16 04Aug16

Guest: Katinka Blackford-Newman
Katinka Blackford-Newman , a British filmmaker and author of “The Pill that Steals Lives,” endured a year in psychiatric hell from which she escaped to tell the tale with remarkable grace, skill and clarity. Her story demonstrates the horrors created by psychiatric drugs as well as the good fortune of some who fully recover. Her voice is strong, uncorrupted by victimization, and determined to help sound the alarm. It is an honor to present her to you. Be inspired to speak out!

262. The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 07.27.16 28Jul16

Guest: Michael Corrigan
Dr. Michael Corrigan, my friend and a professor at the Ohio State University is an outstanding scientist in the field of assessment and evaluation of children’s services and, at the same time, a tremendous advocate for children and critic of the medical approach to their problems. He’s a leader in the field worth listening to.

261. The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 07.20.16 20Jul16

Guest: Pat Bracken
Pat Bracken, MD is an Irish psychiatrist and philospher who brings enormous courage, caring, empathy and thoughtfulness to his work. You will be inspired by his respect for different cultures and individuals. Learn that even victims of torture can triumph spiritually over what they have endured.

260. The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 07.06.16 06Jul16

Guest: Pam Popper
Every one of us can receive lifesaving health-enhancing information from Pam Popper, PhD, founder of The Wellness Forum who explains how we can eat ourselves out of bad health and into good health with the kinds of foods that humans have genetically evolved to eat. She offers a rational, science-based approach that all of us can benefit from. Pam is also a shining example of standing up for truth in healthcare in the face of aggressive establishment opposition.

259. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06.29.16 29jun16

Guest: Andrew Thibault
Andrew Thibault of Parents against Pharmaceutical Abuse provides stunning data on psychiatric drug-induced fatalities and homicides based on his highly sophisticated analyses of millions of reports to the FDA. Learn how 280 stimulant drug death reports for children may reflect 28,000 actual fatalities over ten years. Learn how 700 reported cases of homicide for all psychiatric drugs in all ages may reflect multiples more actual murders over the decade. I took notes like a student listening to Andrew.

258. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06.22.16 22jun16

Guest: Dave Traxson
Brilliant and caring British child psychologist Dave Traxson and I engaged each other around the best and the worst in child therapy and education, from innovative approaches to understanding and helping children to analyzing what Dave calls “psychopharmaceutically-induced isolation” and “the chemical colonization of the minds of children.” Listening to Dave is always an entertaining learning experience.

257. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06.15.16 15jun16

Guest: Michael Cornwall
My guest, psychologist Michael Cornwall, and I discuss candy-coated amphetamines! Yes, the FDA has approved sweetened amphetamines for children to melt in their mouths. You will hear me as outraged as I’ve ever been on the radio! We also talk about the essentials of what parents really need to do to help their children have better, more effective and happier lives.

256. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06.08.16 08jun16

Guest: Irving Kirsch
The scientific results are in: Antidepressants do not work. Premier researcher Irving Kirsch, PhD brilliantly explains the facts. Then we have a friendly debate about why psychiatry and medicine have continued to escalate their prescription of antidepressants despite the over overwhelming facts. I have the darker view on human motivation.

255. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06.01.16 01jun16

Guest: Donna Rockwell
A profound, thoughtful and moving hour about mindfulness with psychologist Donna Rockwell, PsyD. Listen carefully to her words and her spirit, and I believe it will add to your life as it has to mine. You will find yourself refreshed and reminded of what it means to create the kind of life, work, love and friendships you really want to have.
254. the dr. peter breggin hour – 05.25.16 25may16

Guest: Peg Haust-Arliss
Peg Haust-Arliss is a holistic psychotherapist from Seneca Falls, NY, who brings enormous enthusiasm and wisdom to her work and to this hour. Peg describes liberating herself from disabling anxiety, and becoming a therapist who brings together a variety of therapeutic, health, and spiritual approaches. She exemplifies the direction increasingly taken by many of the best therapists.

253. the dr. peter breggin hour – 05.18.16 18may16

Guest: Bob Nikkel
With a passionate condemnation of psychiatric “euthanasia”–that’s how I begin. Then my guest Bob Nikkel talks about pioneering programs in mental health and their funding by theFoundation for Excellence in Mental Health, including a US family-oriented therapeuticintervention with an 80% success rate in returning people with acute psychosisto community, school, work, and ultimately to a better and happier life. Psychosocial therapies work; drug therapiesmake people worse. This is what scienceis confirming.

252. the dr. peter breggin hour – 05.04.16 04may16

Guest: Andrew Almazan
Andrew Almazan PhD (at age 17) and MD (at age 21) specializes in helping gifted children, and in protecting them from those who would level them with drugs and oppressive social policies. He sounds an international alarm! He also has important ideas about IQ testing and why we should not give it up, as California has done. Via interactive video, I will address his First International Conference in Mexico on Gifted Children May 30, 2016. An important event!

251. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04.27.16 27apr16

Guest: Richard A. Lawhern
The CDC has recently published warnings against doctors over-prescribing opiates for pain. Is there more to this than meets the eye? Richard A. Lawhern discusses how the CDC is causing doctors to abandon their patients, and doing more harm than good. Most pain meds are not nearly as profitable as drugs like Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa. I offer evidence that drug companies like Lilly are trying to open a new market in pain patients who are finding it harder to get opiates that cost less and work far better.

250. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04.20.16 20apr16

Guest: Kelly Brogan MD
Kelly Brogan MD is a shining star of a psychiatrist! You will want to know her! Coming through the establishment, she broke free to treat patients the way she would want to be treated, and from there, to a deeper understanding of life from the menace of the psychopharmaceutical ideology to the worth of what we both call psychospirituality. You are guaranteed to benefit from spending time with her.

249. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04.13.16 13apr16

Guest: Robert Whitaker
Robert Whitaker, one of the great critics of modern psychiatry, examines how the partnership between the pharmaceutical industry and psychiatry has corrupted psychiatry, done extraordinary injury to our society, and created a cultural outlook devoid of intellectual and spiritual depth. Bob unravels the historical details of how this tragedy came about and concludes with a profound critique of its consequences. It’s a fascinating master class masquerading as talk radio.

248. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04.06.16 06apr16

Dr. Breggin presents without a guest

MY MOST IMPORTANT SHOW EVER! I spend the hour by myself talking to you about psychiatric drugs and rational psychopharmacology. Learn basic principles like the brain-disabling effect of psychiatric drugs, medication spellbinding, and chronic brain impairment. For every category of psychiatry drugs, learn how their good effects are falsified and the bad ones covered up. Finally get an overall understanding about how this multi-billion dollar industry stands on feet of quicksand, and we’re the ones sinking into it. This is the basic introduction to my decades of clinical and scientific work, with directions for where to find the background scientific information. Please listen to this and pass it on to others. It is literally lifesaving information.
247. the dr. peter breggin hour – 03.30.16 30mar16

Guest: Krista MacKinnon
Marvelous Krista MacKinnon, founder, deserves everyone’s attention. She comes from her own “lived experience”with biopsychiatry. Now she has an online program for healing through loving family without emphasis upon diagnoses and drugs. A pioneering approach in healing individuals in the context of a more loving family life.

246. the dr. peter breggin hour – 03.23.16 23mar16

Guest: Andrew Almazan
Andrew Almazan, MD PhD, a 21-year-old child prodigy, provides one of the best interviews ever. Learn about senile ADHD in the US. Learn how Mexico purposely dumbs down students to make them “equal.” Full of shocking surprises and also inspiration from an extraordinary professional.

245. the dr. peter breggin hour – 03.16.16 16mar16

Guest: Orly Wahba
Orly Wahba so inspires me, I hardly say a word. Do not miss this! With amazing energy and creativity, joy and pathos, she goes to the heart of both bringing people together and living a good life.

244. the dr. peter breggin hour – 03.09.16 09mar16

Guest: John Jureidini
An important hour. Australian psychiatrist John Jureidini describes how primary care doctors and others can really help children who are in distress, on training people to help others in emotional difficulty, on being a minimalist when trying to help, and the limits of psychiatric drugs.

243. the dr. peter breggin hour – 03.02.16 02mar16

Guest: Niall (Jock) McLaren
Australian psychiatrist Niall (Jock) McLaren is an extremely courageous, honest and dedicated professional who makes a powerful philosophical critique of modern psychiatry. He also talks about his recent successful effort to stop a case of involuntary shock treatment (ECT).

242. the dr. peter breggin hour – 02.24.16 24feb16

Guest: Michael Fontaine
What does madness in ancient Greek drama tell us about madness today? An extremely enlightening discussion with Michael Fontaine, Professor of Classics, with insights into how we can best think about hallucinations and delusions.
241. the dr. peter breggin hour – 02.17.16 17feb16

Guests: Tim Evans and Geri Carter
Sex and love, how to enjoy it, with Tim Evans and Geri Carter. Also, briefly about our upcoming March 3-5 conference together near Tampa, Florida. A very good discussion about how to improve or reclaim a loving relationship.

240. the dr. peter breggin hour – 02.10.16 10feb16

Guest: Matthew Whoolery
Who are we? What is a human? Be enthralled as Matthew Whoolery and I focus on his adventures among the African Himba. See what earlier human lifestyles can tell us about who we really without the confounding influence of modern “civilization.”

239. the dr. peter breggin hour – 02.03.16 03feb16

Guest: Kevin Miller
The great new film is Letters from Generation Rx. The heroic maker and my guest is Kevin Miller. Along with other psychiatric reformers, we are also getting together at a marvelous conference for the public March 3-5, 2016 in Florida. Learn about Kevin, his stunning film, and the conference in this stellar hour.

238. the dr. peter breggin hour – 01.27.16 27jan16

Guest: Joanne Cacciatore
Meet Joanne Cacciatore for a beautiful hour. As I have been, you will be a better person for it. From grief to love, we share thoughts with you on what really matters. This archive is a treasure chest.

237. the dr. peter breggin hour – 01.20.16 20jan16

Guest: Ted Chabasinski
My guest Ted Chabasinski, lawyer and psychiatric reformer, and I start out talking about the FDA’s recent decision that ECT is so safe that shock treatment never has to be tested. Really! We then share heart-felt thoughts about life and politics.

236. the dr. peter breggin hour – 01.13.16 13jan16

Guest: Bart Billings
Do we need “drug control” rather than “gun control?” Should people on psych drugs be prevented from owning guns? My guest Bart Billings, PhD, who Is a warrior on behalf of warriors, raises these and other thought-provoking questions.

235. the dr. peter breggin hour – 12.30.15 30dec15

Guest: Michael Cornwall
Welcome the New Year with me and my guest Michael Cornwall sharing personal stories and thoughts about what makes for a good life. Too much anger or numbness? Too much guilt, shame and anxiety? Not enough love? We want to inspire you to make the most of the coming year.

234. the dr. peter breggin hour – 12.09.15 09dec15

Guest: Bob Jacobs
Australian/American psychologist and lawyer Dr. Bob Jacobs presents a radical approach to parenting and education in dramatic contrast to what those words usually mean. He starts from the premise that people are essentially good and non-violent, and ultimately know what’s good for themselves. It makes for very interesting back and forth about human nature and practical applications to parent-teacher-child relationships.

233. the dr. peter breggin hour – 11.18.15 18nov15

Guest: Lyle Murphy
Lyle Murphy is the founder of Alternative to Meds Center in Sedona, Arizona, the only licensed residential treatment program that focuses on psychiatric drug withdrawal. Lyle tells his unique, courageous story about overcoming psychosis and then explains how his center works and how others can build one. I hope this show will inspire people around the world to think about what they can do to start a residential center for psychiatric drug withdrawal. It is one of the most important needs in the field of health today.

232. the dr. peter breggin hour – 11.11.15 11nov15

Guest: Michael Cornwall
Nightmarish social control becomes a medical reality. My guest Michael Cornwall blows the whistle on probable FDA approval of a lobotomizing antipsychotic drug with a microchip that tells authorities whether you have really swallowed it. The brutal personal and societal implications are staggering.

231. the dr. peter breggin hour – 11.04.15 04nov15

Guest: Suzanne Beachy
You may not heard of Suzanne Beachy–she represents untold millions of mothers who have lost their children due to psychiatry’s failure to offer beneficial, caring human services, and indeed due to psychiatry’s opposition to them. Listen to Suzanne’s first radio appearance, feel comforted and feel inspired, and understand that informed and determined parents are key to successful psychiatric reform.

230. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10.21.15 21oct15

Guest: Paula J. Caplan
Paula J. Caplan PhD and I begin with the latest news flash on what works for “schizophrenia.” Then we critically examine the concepts of “mental illness” and “treatment,” and ask ourselves “From youngsters having a breakdown to veterans returning from war, what do all people really need in order to heal?” A show that tells the truth about all of us.

229. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10.14.15 14oct15

Guest: Michael Corrigan
Educational psychologist Michael Corrigan EdD debunks ADHD and offers solid suggestions on what our children really need in school and at home. We range over many emerging alternatives from “flipping the classroom” to charter schools, and fallacies in testing academic progress.

228. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10.07.15 08oct15

Guest: Terry Lynch
From Ireland, Terry Lynch MD tells how he changed his professional life to really help people in emotional distress. He explains how psychiatrists delude themselves rather than face the reality that they are telling lies. A very thoughtful man.

227. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09.30.15 30sep15

Guest: Danielle Egan
Journalist Danielle Egan and I document the tragic truth about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for depression, and about psychosurgery past and present.
Danielle is a courageous, brilliant journalist, well-armed with facts, who has personally interviewed victims of these technological abuses.

226. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09.23.15 24sep15

Guest: Howard Glasser
A positive, loving approach to helping children and adults in therapy, education and everyday life. Howard Glasser and his Nurtured Heart Approach are transforming thousands of lives around the world. Hear us talk about how you can bring out the best in yourself and others.

225. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09.16.15 16sep15

Guest: Bertram Karon
A master class in psychotherapy to help very disturbed and even violent people. Bertram Karon, PhD may be the most experienced clinician and researcher in the world concerning drug-free treatment of people labeled “schizophrenic” or rejected as incurably violent. He is also the most articulate. Bert provides very detailed real life stories and concludes with scientific research.

224. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09.09.15 09sep15

Guest: Rebecca Hatton
My guest Rebecca Hatton, PsyD is trained in the Open Dialogue family therapy approach to treating psychosis. The model program produces complete remission and return to work or school in over 80% using little or no drugs. Knowing about this is a must for anyone interested in what direction our field needs to take. Very informative

223. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09.02.15 02sep15

Guest: Paula Caplan

Paula Caplan, PhD, psychologist, researcher, author and courageous advocate gives profound insight into the fraud and greed that keep psychiatric diagnosis alive and well–while those diagnosed have their lives destroyed. Very powerful!
222. the dr. peter breggin hour – 08.26.15 28aug15

Guest: Peter Gøtzsche
Danish physician and scientist Peter Gøtzsche and I provide an extremely hard-hitting critique of psychiatric drugs and involuntary treatment. Dr. Gøtzsche is hero! Listen and benefit, and also attend two upcoming conferences in Denmark and England.

221. the dr. peter breggin hour – 08.19.15 24aug15

Guest: James Holmes
I report on James Holmes, the Aurora shooter, and how Zoloft helped turn him from harboring violent thoughts to committing mass murder. Then Martha Rosenberg, a top investigative reporter, talks with me about drug company front groups pushing poisons on children and college students, and bad outcomes that are guaranteed.

220. the dr. peter breggin hour – 08.12.15 12aug15

Guest: Robert Whitaker
Robert Whitaker, one of the best researchers ever in psychiatry and mental health, talks about why psychiatry has pursued its current state of moral dilapidation. Then we go on together to discuss the deep social harm caused by what Bob calls psychiatry’s “impoverished philosophy of being.” I hope you will listen and be inspired by this interesting conversation.

219. the dr. peter breggin hour – 08.05.15 05aug15

Guest: Gregory A. Smith
My guest Gregory A. Smith, MD talks about his new film, American Addict II, examines the corruption of American society by drug dealers (legal and illegal), and describes his informed therapeutic approach to withdrawal from psychiatric drugs and opiates. Full of good facts and inspiring.

218. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07.29.15 31jul15

Guest: Gina and Bob Nikkel
Gina and Bob Nikkel keep us abreast of cutting edge, pioneering work sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, including the Voice Hearers movement, non-drug company medical education, and long-term follow studies of people labeled schizophrenic. There is hope–and its represented by these two great people and their growing organization.

217. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07.22.15 22jul15

Guest: Jennifer Maurer
Jennifer Maurer, fun coach, play coaches me on the air, much to my benefit and very likely for yours as well. Find out the importance of play in our lives and in therapy. It’s greater than you might think.

216. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07.15.15 15jul15

Guest: Jeanne Stolzer
Jeanne Stolzer and I talk again about love, attachment theory, secrets to life, the origins of anxiety, our relationships with dogs, and what it means to be both a mammal and a human being. I loved it.

215. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07.08.15 09jul15

Guest: Mel Schwartz
What is human nature? Psychotherapist and philosopher Mel Schwartz and I differ, as we discuss everything from couples therapy to international politics. Thought-provoking!

214. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07.01.15 01jul15

Dr. Breggin presents without a guest
About my newest book, Guilt, Shame and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions. These self-defeating emotions are primitive instincts built into us by evolution, but we can achieve emotional freedom from them.

213. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06.24.15 24jun15

Guest: Jon Rappoport
We live in unreality created by media in the service of corporations and government. If you doubt this, listen to my guest Jon Rappoport who brings blazing insight and inspiration to the struggle for truth in our society.

212. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06.17.15 17jun15

Guest: Bonnie Burstow
Bonnie Burstow, radical feminist therapist and author calls for the abolition of psychiatry. We talk about that and the kind of society that would empower people to heal and to love one another. Strong stuff.

211. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06.10.15 10jun15

Guest: Jeffrey Masson
Do dogs teach us how to love? Do they build our self-esteem? Would we be human without dogs? Jeffrey Masson and I in a very lively hour delve into us and dogs, and ask “Who’s better?”

210. the dr. peter breggin hour – 05.20.15 20may15

Guest: Jeffrey Masson
A denied psychiatric atrocity: psychiatry’s organized mass murder of mental patients in Germany was the “entering wedge” for the Holocaust. Jeffrey Masson and I describe how psychiatry aided and inspired the murder of millions of Jews and others deemed inferior by the Nazis.

209. the dr. peter breggin hour – 05.13.15 18may15

Guest: Jeffrey Masson
An amazing, moving, enlightening hour! Jeffrey Masson discloses how Freud denied child abuse to further his own career. Freud’s cowardice in the face of truth has repercussions for how all of us choose to live our lives.

208. the dr. peter breggin hour – 05.06.15 06may15

Guest: Jeffrey Masson
My guest Jeffrey Masson is an extraordinarily honest and honorable man whose work has spanned exposing Freud’s betrayal of victims of incest and abuse to helping us to understand and love animals. Today we ask, “Are dogs more loving than people?” and “Why are we so violent?” A favorite show of mine.

207. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04.29.15 29apr15

Guest Michael W. Corrigan
My guest Michael W. Corrigan, EdD spearheads a movement to enlighten the world about the fakery behind ADHD and stimulant drugs. The future of our children depends on the support we give to dedicated professionals like Dr. Corrigan. Join the movement to protect and promote our kids!

206. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04.22.15 22apr15

Guest: Jess DiGiorgianni
A fascinating discussion with psychotherapist Jess DiGiorgianni, PhD a student of the classics, neuroscience, and the art of living. Is guilt ever deserved? Does creativity require suffering? What does it mean to “disappear” as a therapist?

205. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04.08.15 08apr15
Guest: Ted Chabasinski
Dramatic, touching, inspiring, informative. Ted Chabasinski at age six was given shock treatment but went on to become a brilliant civil rights attorney defending the otherwise defenseless victims of psychiatry. He talks with me and you about his life and work, and the upcoming May 16th worldwide protest against ECT.
204. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04.01.15 01apr15

Guest: Jeanne Stolzer
Super show! Stuff I never knew about attachment, gender differences, early childhood and our anxieties. With amazing Jeanne Stolzer, PhD.

203. the dr. peter breggin hour – 03.18.15 18mar15

Dr. Breggin presents without a guest
Today I talk directly to you without a guest about follow up studies showing that children diagnosed with ADHD 35 years ago have had their lives destroyed as grownups with brain damage and high death rates. I describe how and why this happens. I also describe our upcoming April 17-19 conference in East Lansing, Michigan, in the process surveying some of the best going on in our field.

202. the dr. peter breggin hour – 02.25.15 25feb15

Guest: Martin Paul Whitely
A very powerful show about psychiatric reform and psychiatric malfeasance with Martin Paul Whitely, former parliamentarian in Western Australia and an extraordinarily positive influence in regard to controlling psychiatry. Please listen to this. (replay from 10.22.14)

201. the dr. peter breggin hour – 02.11.15 11feb15

Guest: David Drew
Spend an hour with a truly brave and moral man, whistleblower pediatrician Dr. David Drew from Britain’s National Health Service–before they fired him. Learn the hazards of bureaucratic medicine! Learn to live an honest life and to enjoy it!

200. the dr. peter breggin hour – 12.17.14 18dec14

Guest: Gary Sidley
British psychologist Gary Sidley and I discuss his journey of disillusionment with the establishment and then freely indulge our thoughts and fantasies about what an ideal “mental health services” would look like. I found it interesting.

199. the dr. peter breggin hour – 12.10.14 10dec14

Guest: Martin Harrow
Do not miss this show with psychologist Martin Harrow who has done the most extensive scientific follow ups on what happens to patients labeled schizophrenic when they stop their drugs early on versus when they continue taking them. Guess which group does by far the best–the drug-free or the drugged? Even I was surprised at the dramatic results.

198. the dr. peter breggin hour – 12.03.14 03dec14

Guest: Michael Fontaine
Michael Fontaine, PhD, a scholar of classic Roman and Greek society, illuminates our modern fields of psychology and psychiatry with his insights. Did you know that criticism and ridicule was heaped on biological psychiatry from its inception in ancient Greece? A very interesting, thoughtful, and enlightening hour.

197. the dr. peter breggin hour – 11/19/14 19nov14

Guest: Dave Traxson
British chartered psychologist Dave Traxson describes the “psychoeconomic colonization” of children by the pharmaceutical and medical industries and what stressed children really need instead. Interested in saving our children? Listen to this show, please.

196. the dr. peter breggin hour – 11/12/14 12nov14

Guest: Jonathon Rottenberg
If you would like to think deeply about human biological evolution, and how it has prepared (and failed to prepare) us for modern living, my guest Jonathon Rottenberg and I do our best to reach into this fascinating and all-important subject. We start with the origins of depression and move on from there.

195. the dr. peter breggin hour – 11/05/14 05nov14

Guest: M. Keene Hueftle
My guest M. Keene Hueftle PhD, a wise therapist, digs deep with me into the hazards of psychiatric diagnosis. Learn how the Malleus Maleficarum used to identify witches in the Inquisition was the forerunner of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

194. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10/29/14 29oct14

Guest: Kim Olver
Kim Olver LCPC of the William Glasser International and I share ideas on psychotherapy, coaching, helplessness, overcoming negative emotions, choice, and success in life. Interesting and valuable for self-improvement or for helping others.

193. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10/22/14 22oct14

Guest: Martin Paul Whitely
A very powerful show about psychiatric reform and psychiatric malfeasance with Martin Paul Whitely, former parliamentarian in Western Australia and an extraordinarily positive influence in regard to controlling psychiatry. Please listen to this.

192. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10/15/14 15oct14

Dr. Breggin presents without a guest
When last minute technical difficulties kept my guest from connecting, I devoted the hour to my forthcoming book, Guilt, Shame and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions. I talk about the roots of what I call “negative legacy emotions” in biological evolution and childhood, with the aim of achieving emotional freedom! Out on December 4, it can now be purchased in advance on

191. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10/08/14 08oct14

Guest: Kelly Parsons
Kelly Parsons in a physician with a first novel, a medical thriller called Doing Harm, that may become a bestseller. Learn about what it takes to write your first novel, and also about safety issues in medicine from an expert.

190. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10/01/14 01oct14

Guest: Gaia Marcus
British researcher Gaia Marcus is on the cutting edge of helping people connect for their psychological and physical improvement. But can technology inspire social relationships? Can a computer be a tool for a more fulfilling life? Important questions and interesting new directions.

189. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09/24/14 24sep14

Guest: Gina Nikkel
My guest is Gina Nikkel, Executive Director of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care. Her group funds the most cutting edge, pioneering and successful projects in recovery today. Her work offers hope for the future. You will want to say, as I do, “Thank you, Gina.”

188. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09/17/14 19sep14

Guest: Michael Orban
My guest Michael Orban vividly describes his journey from the jungles of Vietnam and the trauma of war through a recovery that includes regaining meaning from African pigmies and their spiritual immersion in nature. He was inspired, as I have also been, by Albert Schweitzer’s “will to live” and “reverence for life,” and explains how he applies relationship and values to helping veteran’s from today’s wars.

187. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09/10/14 10sep14

Guest: Penelope Young Andrade
Listening to Penelope Young Andrade LCSW exchange with ideas me is like immersing yourself in an inspiring psychotherapy session. Learn more about your emotions and how they can promote your success and happiness! For clients, therapists who want to be true to their work, and anybody with feelings.

186. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09/03/14 03sep14

Guest: Jeanne Stolzer
Jeanne Stolzer, professor of child and adolescent development, will amaze you with her science-based insights into the vast importance of truly natural childbirth, of nursing, and of mother-child physical and emotional closeness. Controversial and factual. Hear me lapse into stunned silence. PS: I’ll be giving a free lecture at her university in Kearney, Nebraska the evening of Sept 15.

185. the dr. peter breggin hour – 08/27/14 27aug14

Guest: Gretchen LeFever Watson
Gretchen LeFever Watson, Ph.D, inspires us with clarity and thoughtfulness as we range over how to help an entire school improve its academic performance and quality of life, and how to apply the same positive principles to family and corporate life–all while fending off the Psychopharmaceutical Complex. Life lessons from a courageous psychologist!

184. the dr. peter breggin hour – 08/06/14 06aug14

Guest: Richard Lawhern
Advocate Richard Lawhern’s first ever radio show turned out to be one of my most enlightening. Learn how psychiatric diagnoses can demoralize and lead to suicide. Learn the risks of being diagnosed with somatoform or somatic symptom disorders. Even more about the perfidy of DSM-5!

183. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07/23/14 23jul14

Guest: Orly Wahba
Orly Wahba is taking the world by storm with kindness! Her project “Life Vest Inside” unites people throughout the world to spread kindness, promoting the essence of what’s good and helpful. “The more I give, the more I heal” she declares as she touches tens of millions.

182. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07/16/14 16jul14

Guest: Sami Timimi
Sami Timimi is a thoughtful, caring British child and adolescent psychiatrist who represents the finest traditions and newest thinking in our field. Sami talks eloquently and specifically about what really works in helping distressed children and families, and it’s not drugs and diagnoses.

181. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07/09/14 09jul14

Guest: Beth Darnall
Beth Darnall, PhD is a psychologist specializing in pain management whose insights apply to mental as well as physical suffering. Learn why and how not to catastrophize! Inspiring information about mind over matter, with many lessons that apply to all of life!

180. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07/02/14 02jul14

Guest: Betty Kilbride
Betty Kilbride is an author and show host, ardent advocate for our soldiers, informed critic of psychiatric drugs, and enthusiastic promoter of the Founding Principles of America. Lively and informative!

179. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06/25/14 25jun14

Guest: Jon Jureidini
Jon Jureidini is an Australian child psychiatrist and professor who believes as I do that human relationship is key to healing for families and children. Dr. Jureidini combines high level scientific research with a caring therapeutic approach, making him an ethical and professional model for all of us in the field.

178. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06/18/14 04jun14

Guest: Dan Mackler

Dan Mackler travels the world creating great films on how to really help distressed people and makes this show fast-moving, lively and informative about the best in therapeutic alternatives worldwide and about how to communicate through film in this new Internet age. Listen and learn!
177. the dr. peter breggin hour – 05/28/14 28may14

Guest: Matthew Morris
Want to delve into the experience of hearing voices? Matthew Morris, a gentle, empathic mental health nurse in England provides a window, along with much wisdom about helping people. My news flash takes lessons from the Santa Barbara shootings.

176. the dr. peter breggin hour – letters from generation rx – 05/21/14 21may14

Guest: Kevin P. Miller
Kevin P. Miller, filmmaker who gave us Generation Rx, the best one on children and psychiatric drugs, describes his upcoming sequel Letters from Generation Rx. We discuss the limits on what doctors should be able to do to children, like prescribing them poisons in the guise of treatment. Topnotch show.

175. the dr. peter breggin hour – 05/14/14 14may14

Guest: Marnie Wedlake
Canadian Marnie Wedlake, PhD describes how she helps people through their expressing and developing the narratives of their own lives, and how drugs and diagnoses interfere with this. Also learn about qualitative vs. quantitative research. Very interesting stuff.

174. dr. peter breggin hour – sluggish cognitive tempo – 05/07/14 07may14

Guest: Fred Ernest
A new diagnosis “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo” to use against our children and for the drug companies. My guest, Fred Ernest PhD, cuts to the core of our psychiatric assault on children. A powerful show.

173. the dr. peter breggin hour – drug-induced violence – 04/30/14 30apr14

Guest: Thomas Moore
An extraordinary researcher Thomas Moore joins me to talk about violence caused by drugs, including some like Chantyx you might never suspect, and about the highest risk drugs among children, including not only ADHD drugs, but others again you wouldn’t suspect. This show is an informative as an hour can get.

172. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04/23/14 23apr14

Guest: Chrisanne Gordon
Chrisanne Gordon, MD, her own life transformed by a traumatic brain injury, became an expert at helping returning soldiers suffering from physical and emotional trauma. Her personal story and her work explores what it means to be human and to find within yourself a spiritual connection that can triumph over injury to the mind and brain. A wonderful hour that’s relevant to all of us!

171. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04/16/14 16apr14

Guest: Thomas D. Ryan
Thomas D. Ryan, MD is a pediatrician so principled and honorable that once he realized it was wrong to psychiatrically diagnose and drug children he stopped doing it and instead began to provide children with what they need. Dr. Ryan is an inspiration and, if listened to, could spearhead a return to sound pediatric practice and save the quality of life of millions of children and future adults.
170. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04/09/14 09apr14

Guest: Bob Brewin
Bob Brewin, investigative reporter, provides the data and I provide the outrage and the analysis on the extraordinarily abusive psychiatric drug practices involving our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as afterward in the VA. The drug companies found the ideal top-down market for their drugs: Get the army to give them to active duty combat soldiers–a mind-boggling 20% of them. Unsupervised young men and women carry into combat 90-120 day supplies of all the most dangerous drugs: benzos like Xanax, stimulants like amphetamine; antidepressants like Paxil and Prozac; and antipsychotic drugs like the old Trilafon and the new Seroquel. Hear an in depth expose and examination of the Psychopharmaceutical Complex at its worst and the irresponsible psychiatrists who so eagerly enforce it. A tour de force of psychiatry at its worst.

169. dr. peter breggin hour – prosocial education – 04/02/14 02apr14

Guest: Michael W. Corrigan
My guest Michael W. Corrigan EdD is an enormously experienced psychologist and educator who has worked for decades promoting more positive “prosocial” education. We discuss everything from the flaws of international testing that rank American education too low to what children really need which is… their parents! A frontier in education show with lots of information on ADHD and better approaches to helping children.

168. the dr. peter breggin hour – martha rosenberg – 03/26/14 26mar14

Guest: Martha Rosenberg
My guest Martha Rosenberg is a genuine investigate reporter. Did you know the feds are developing a “vaccine” for alcoholism and drug addiction? Or that Sgt Bales who murdered innocent Afghans was taking Larium, an anti-malarial drug that causes violence and suicide? A spirited discussion. Listen and learn from Martha.

167. the dr. peter breggin hour – 03/19/14 19mar14

Guest: Peter Kinderman
My guest Dr. Peter Kinderman heads a large Institute of Psychology, Health and Society in Great Britain, and gives us a window on the advances being made in GB compared to the US in mental health services. He also provides wisdom and insight into the frontiers of psychosocial theory and practice, including the origins of emotional disturbance. A very thoughtful and educational hour.

166. the dr. peter breggin hour – psychosis and healing – 03/12/14 12mar14

Guest: Michael Cornwall
With guest psychologist Michael Cornwall, who himself as been through madness, this is the most profound examination of psychosis, its causes and healing, you will ever hear. Frightening warnings with an even more positive message. Listen and pass it on.

165. the dr. peter breggin hour – 03/05/14 05mar14

Guest: Jon Rappoport
My guest Jon Rappoport, a truth-seeking, brilliant journalist, takes over the first half of my hour with a searing analysis of psychiatry’s flaws, and when I arrive at the half hour he interviews me about my earliest days in the psychiatric maelstrom with real-life anecdotes about my younger days. Different and very interesting.

164. the dr. peter breggin hour – 02/26/14 26feb14

Guest: Mary Ellen Copeland
My guest Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD is doing exactly what’s needed in the field of mental health: offering the world a self-help program that works so well it can keep people out of mental hospitals and improve their lives forever. The Psychopharmaceutical Complex will never surrender power. We need a range of personally-tailored alternatives that people can use for their own recovery and self-empowering. Thank you, Dr. Copeland.

163. the dr. peter breggin hour – 02/19/14 19feb14

Guest: Patrick Allen
My guest Patrick Allen is a Canadian philosopher and ethicist who examines the underlying assumptions of biopsychiatry. A thoughtful give-and-take about the nature and history of anxiety and depression, and role of drug companies in determining how we view of ourselves.

162. the dr. peter breggin hour – 02/12/14 12feb14

Guest: Philip Thomas
Amazing British psychiatrist Philip Thomas takes us on a tour of exciting new reform events in Great Britain including the Critical Psychiatry Network which he helped to found. Also learn about yesterday’s $1.5 million malpractice verdict where I testified on behalf of a child damaged by psychiatric drugs.

161. the dr. peter breggin hour – 01/29/14 29jan14

Guest: Donna Rockwell
My guest Donna Rockwell PsyD is an expert on celebrities and fame, the DSM and she’s especially interested in mindfulness. From Justin Bieber to Ramdas, this fascinating mix makes for an interesting show with a pioneering therapist and psychologist.

160. the dr. peter breggin hour – 01/22/14 22jan14

Guest: Adam Urato
A most important interview! How do SSRI antidepressants given to a pregnant mother impact on her, on her unborn child, on her newborn child, on her nursing infant, and even on her grown adult offspring? Do they cause autism? Adult sexual dysfunction? Adam Urato, MD shares enormous wisdom. experience, and scientific knowledge about an escalating tragedy.

159. the dr. peter breggin hour – 01/15/14 15jan14

Guest: Lucy Johnstone
Lucy Johnstone, PhD is a marvelous British psychologist on the cutting edge of what’s good in the field. She promotes”psychological formulation,” including the patient’s input, to replace psychiatric diagnosis. Yes, replace it!

158. the dr. peter breggin hour – 01/08/14 08jan14

Guest: John Rosemond
Psychologist John Rosemond, a very thoughtful man, believes “self-esteem” damages children, behaviorism corrupts them, psychiatry ruins them, and we need a return to parental moral authority. Find out where we agree (which is almost everywhere).

157. the dr. peter breggin hour – 12/18/13 18dec13

Guest: Miles Groth
Controversial, much needed and even radical. Today’s show with Miles Groth, PhD is about the blocks being placed on the road from boyhood to manhood, the “silencing” of boys and men, and its implications for both genders and for our culture. Extraordinarily important.

156. the dr. peter breggin hour – 12/11/13 11dec13

Guest: Enrico Gnaulati
My guest Enrico Gnaulati PhD and I cover two separate subjects: First, we discuss the subtle differences between the view that childhood “disorders” have no scientific basis (my view) and that childhood disorders are greatly overdiagnosed (his). For the second half hour, my guest provides an incredibly informed analysis of how we are suppressing the normal behavior of boys in our schools, families and culture. His message has vast importance.

155. the dr. peter breggin hour – 12/04/13 04dec13

Guest: William P. Ryan
My guest William P. Ryan, PhD is an experienced, caring and articulate therapist who talks with me about love, life, and therapy. A thoughtful and encouraging hour for those who believe, or want to believe, that there is real meaning to life.

154. the dr. peter breggin hour – 11/27/13 03dec13

Guest: Gina Nikkel
My guest Gina Nikkel, PhD is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care. It is the most interesting, creative and important foundation in the entire field of mental health. She and I talk about its many pioneering projects, including the Mother Bear Community Action Network, a family support network, as well as several of most effective mental health interventions available today. Repeat of the 1.16.13 show.

153. the dr. peter breggin hour – reform work part 1 – 11/20/13 03dec13

Dr. Breggin presents without a guest
This hour is Part I on the history of my reform work, with emphasis on lessons for the present time. I take the listener through my work as a college volunteer, then medical school and psychiatric residency, showing the dramatic transformation from a profession with a psychosocial wing to a profession that pushes nothing but the biological model. I’ll pick up the story with my 1970s anti-lobotomy campaign at a future date.

152. the dr. peter breggin hour – 11/13/13 13nov13

Guest: Stan White
My guest Stan White lost two sons to the war on terror, one from combat and the other from sudden death caused by psychiatric drugs for the treatment of PTSD. Stan and his wife Shirley have become advocates for better treatment of our military who suffer from the trauma of war. This is a deeply moving, inspiring, and very informative hour.

151. the dr. peter breggin hour – 11/06/13 06nov13

Guest: Carl Elliott
Carl Elliott, PhD, MD is a bioethicist who is taking a courageous stand against drug company corruption that has afflicted his own university and its research. Listen to a doctor whose valor and honor can inspire you and a story of psychopharmaceutical abuse that will stun you.

150. dr. peter breggin hour – 10/30/13 30oct13

Guest: Cheryl van Daalen-Smith
My guest is Cheryl van Daalen-Smith, PhD, a feminist nurse from Toronto with a profound conscience who specializes in understanding and advocating for girls and for all children. She’s a rare academic whose intellectual work is firmly planted in the ethic and expression of caring. You will benefit from knowing Dr. van Daalen-Smith and her work.

149. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10/23/13 24oct13

Guest: Joanna Moncrieff
With my guest British psychiatrist Joanna Moncrieff, a profound look at core issues in psychiatry: the drug companies, involuntary treatment, antipsychotic drugs, and the diagnosis of schizophrenia. Important listening for anyone concerned about the whole mental health field and the fate of individual human beings caught up in the system, including everyone exposed to psychiatric medication and anyone who cares about them.

148. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10/16/13 16oct13

Guest: Howie Glasser
Hear my glorious friend and psychologist Howie Glasser talked about his Nurtured Heart Approach–bringing out the greatness in children and adults. This hour could help you change and inspire your life and the lives of people you touch.

147. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10/09/13 09oct13

Guest: Sheila Matthews
Sheila Matthews cofounder of talks about their fight to stop the drugging of America’s children. Hear an amazing disclosure about drugs and the Newtown mass murder. Sheila is an inspiration to anyone who wonders if they can make a difference in life.

146. the dr. peter breggin hour – 10/02/13 02oct13

Guest: Michael Guy Thompson

My guest is psychoanalyst Michael Guy Thompson, PhD who tells the incredible and enlightening story of working for four years with pioneer psychiatrist and philosopher R.D. Laing in one of his therapeutic houses. This is an important piece of history with great contemporary relevance. I hope to see you at Michael’s conference, “R.D. Laing in the 21st Century,” October 25-27, Staten Island, NY, where I’ll be presenting on the Saturday.
145. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09/25/13 25sep13

Guest: Laura Bowley
What is life about? What matters? How we approach people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias is filled with meaning about the ultimate value of every human life. My guest Laura Bowley exemplifies finding purpose in her own calling and in the lives the those whom society too often neglects. Good lessons for therapy and life!

144. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09/18/13 18sep13

Guest: Robert E. Wubbolding

143. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09/11/13 11sep13

Guest: Jen Maurer

142. the dr. peter breggin hour – 09/04/13 04sep13

Guest: Frank Walton
Psychotherapist Dr. Frank Walton and I delve into our essentially social nature as Frank describes in very practical terms how we can help others, and ourselves, prosper through positive relationships. We will both be presenting at Frank’s outstanding Adlerian Society of South Carolina annual conference in Mertle Beach the weekend of September 27-29, 2013.

141. the dr. peter breggin hour – 08/28/13 30aug13

Guest: Kevin P. Miller
My guest filmmaker Kevin P. Miller, creator of Generation Rx, talks with me about living a good life as a reformer. Be inspired directing your life to make the choices you believe in. You may not become rich and famous, but you will be satisfied with and deeply grateful for your life. I strongly recommend this hour to everyone who wants to really live.

140. the dr. peter breggin hour – 08/21/13 21aug13

Guest: John W. Whitehead
You’re a law abiding citizen and a vet, you write something critical of the government on your Facebook, NSA detects it, a SWAT team seizes you in the dark of night, and you end up committed to a mental hospital. My guest attorney John W. Whitehead blows the lid off America’s emerging police state.

139. the dr. peter breggin hour – 08/14/13 14aug13

Guest: Rivka Edery
In her first radio show appearance, social worker Rivka Edery LMSW speaks eloquently and from the heart about the place of spirituality and love in our personal lives and in our work as therapists. This hour inspires and confirms the best in human nature.

138. the dr. peter breggin hour – 08/07/13 07aug13

Guest: Brent Potter
Dr. Brent Potter is a psychotherapist in the “old” tradition of taking people and life seriously. We have an in-depth discussion about the roots of profound human suffering and how people heal. You will feel like you are sitting together with us sharing a thoughtful evening of discussion. Join us.

137. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07/31/13 31jul13

Guest: Peter J. Gordon
Peter J. Gordon MD from Scotland talks with me about dementia and the elderly; Alzheimer’s and its causes, known and unknown; the risks of early detection; and the truth that being elderly and suffering from dementia does not negate our humanity. Informative and empathic!

136. the dr. peter breggin hour – a psychiatrist in transformation – 07/24/13 24jul13

Guest: Kelly Brogan
Kelly Brogan, MD is a NYC psychiatrist who specializes in helping women through nutrition, diet and other alternative approaches. Listen to this extraordinary young doctor’s honest coming to grips with her flawed professional training and her efforts to leave psychiatric drugs behind in her search for more helpful approaches to helping her patients. A very lively discussion.

135. the dr. peter breggin hour – be like dathan! – 07/17/13 17jul13

Guest: Dathan Paterno
Psychologist, psychotherapists, clients–listen to my guest Dathan Paterno, PsyD who has bravely established a drug-free clinic and made it work. Dr. Paterno profoundly addresses issues from psychospirituality in therapy to raising children who truly value themselves, and even to his work improving his local school system.

134. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07/10/13 10jul13

Guest: Vicki Coppock
Vicki Coppock, from Great Britain, a critical social scientist whose work aims to give to voice to children, talks with me about psychiatry, mental health, family life, and the needs of children. From feminism to individualism, from behaviorism to relationship, she brings wisdom to a panorama of subjects.

133. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07/03/13 03jul13

Guest: Lynn Tepper
My guest Judge Lynn Tepper, 6th Judicial Circuit at Dade City, Florida, sees through the anger of children and adults, and their perpetrations, to understand the underlying childhood trauma and to give them new encouragement and direction, including putting limits on medication. Great success stories. Judge Tepper is empathy in action!

132. dr. peter breggin hour – about good therapy – 06/26/13 26jun13

Guest: Robert Witchel
After I talk briefly about the brain-disabling principle of psychiatry treatment, my guest Dr. Robert Witchel and I discuss therapy and life. A great opportunity to learn or to confirm what makes good therapy. Lots of illustrative vignettes.

131. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06/19/13 19jun13

Guest: Joanne Cacciatore

Bereavement and trauma expert Joanne Cacciatore PhD shares profound thoughts on the loss of children, and how to help, or to be with, people who have undergone life’s most irreparable losses. This remarkable pioneer in the field of grief provides a positive and inspiring exploration of life and death, and happiness. I strongly recommend this hour.
130. the dr. peter breggin hour – a much needed conversation – 06/12/13 12jun13

Guest: Michael D. Ostrolenk
In my intro, I review the current state of lobotomy and ECT. Then my guest Michael D. Ostrolenk launches us into a wide-ranging exploration of personal growth, individuality, freedom , democracy and society that reaches across political lines. A much need conversation in the world today.

129. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06/05/13 05jun13

Guest: Bob Rose

Bob Rose, PhD is an educator you have to hear. He turns the Command and Control model on its head to create Self-Organizing classrooms that empower children. Profound lessons for therapy and life and as well as education.
128. the dr. peter breggin hour – 05/29/13 29may13

Guest: Mary Nash Stoddard
Journalist and consumer advocate Mary Nash Stoddard is famous for taking on the medical community and FDA about the artificial sweetner aspartame. Along the way, she discovered a massive cover-up. A great example of what a dedicated individual can accomplish.

127. the dr. peter breggin hour – a shift of mind – 05/22/13 22may13

Guest: Mel Schwartz
Mel Schwartz, a therapist, and for me a brilliant philosopher of science and psychology, brings Emergent Thinking to everything from how we envision the physical universe to how we can improve our lives and our marriages. Good listening; good stuff.

126. the dr. peter breggin hour – the meaning of dreams – 05/08/13 08may13

Guest: Kelly Bulkeley
Kelly Bulkeley, PhD provides a window into our dreams and their relationship to empathy, personal growth and psychosis. Very enlightening. For my brief intro, I respond to the escape of three Cleveland women from sexual slavery and suggest a “National Day of Male Atonement.”

125. the dr. peter breggin hour – 05/01/13 02may13

Guests: Geri Carter and Tim Evans
My guests are wife and husband Geri Carter and Tim Evans, both Adlerian psychologists and family therapists. After celebrating our great empathic therapies conference this past weekend, we spend most of the show talking about the importance of relationship and how to make a good marriage the center of our lives.

124. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04/24/13 24apr13

Guests: Jeanne Stolzer

123. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04/17/13 17apr13

Guest: Thomas Fewer
My guest Thomas Fewer is a New Orleans counselor who has spoken out against the diagnosing and drugging of children. We talk about offering meaningful therapy for adults from an existential, spiritual, and depth perspective. May other therapists be inspired to speak out and to practice according to what they know is right.

122. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04/10/13 10apr13

Guests: Mike and Hope Bundrant
Mike and Hope Bundrant represent, in my judgment, the real future of “mental health services.” Working outside the system, they focus on delivering genuine help. A lively sharing about self-sabotage and finding the freedom to love.

121. the dr. peter breggin hour – adhd – 04/03/13 03apr13

Guest: Chris Stankovich
Lebron James, Tiger Woods and one-fifth of high school boys now labeled ADHD. Tie it all together with me and sports trainer Dr. Chris Stankovich in a wide-ranging discussion of sports, emotional crackups, broken bones, and life. Wow!

120. the dr. peter breggin hour – 03/27/13 27mar13

Guest: Gayle Rozantine
My guest Gayle Rozantine, PhD exemplies and lives what it means to be a therapist. Working with returning combat soldiers and their families, she describes the impact of war on everyone who is touched by it, and devotes herself to providing thoughtful, caring, and innovative services.

119. the dr. peter breggin hour – 03/20/13 20mar13

Guest: Jon Rappoport
BAM! The fed’s billion dollar Brain Activity Mapping project. Neuroscience at its best? Listen to my highly informed guest Jon Rappoport as we talk about psychiatry in the service of social control. The political left and right are turning to psychiatry as means for controlling violence.

118. the dr. peter breggin hour – play your way – 03/13/13 13mar13

Guest: Aletha Solter
My guest is Aletha Solter, PhD and her book is Attachment Play. It’s so much fun, I read parts of it on the air. Play your way to your child’s heart. It works better than punishment and harsh words.

117. the dr. peter breggin hour – tony’s story – 03/06/13 06mar13

Guest: Tony Orban
This is the most difficult and most heartfelt radio interview I have ever conducted. I talk with the surviving wife and the surviving mother of Tony Orban, an outstanding soldier and police officer driven to tragic violence and then to suicide by the antidepressant Zoloft (sertraline). As Tony’s medical expert I grew to know and to care about him and his family. A poignant reminder of the human cost of violence induced by psychiatric drugs.

116. dr. peter breggin hour – crazy like us – 02/12/12 27feb13

Guest: Ethan Watters
My guest Ethan Watters is the author of Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche. This is a don’t-miss show, filled with insights and new information about the invasiveness of Western psychiatric diagnoses and drugs, as well about what other cultures have to teach us. A really interesting conversation between the two of us about PTSD, ritual sexual abuse, multiple personalities, culture, human relationship, and, yes, the Psychopharmaceutical Complex.

115. the dr. peter breggin hour – 02/20/13 20feb13

Guest: Bob Moylan
My guest Bob Moylan, LCPC triumphed over a very challenging childhood–12 siblings, poverty, and an alcoholic father–to become a student, an athlete and an counselor with fresh and interesting ideas about therapy and life. We have an enjoyable and inspiring time together. Join us!

114. the dr. peter breggin hour – 02/13/13 13feb13

Guest: Ninu-Alexandri Quirk
My guest is Ninu-Alexandri Quirk, MD who transformed her ordinary medical practice into empathic Holistic Medicine. She offers eye-popping insights into the current practice of medicine and describes the latest holistic medical approaches to physical and psychological problems.

113. the dr. peter breggin hour – 02/06/13 06feb13

Guest: Robert K. Ferrie
My guest is Robert K. Ferrie, MD, from the Toronto area. He’s a medical doctor who became an empathic psychotherapist specializing in trauma. A lively discussion with some friendly debate about EMDR and also orthomolecular psychiatry which he utilizes for drug withdrawal.

112. the dr. peter breggin hour – 01/30/13 30jan13

Guest: Dathan Paterno
Dr. Dathan Paterno, a very wise Chicago-area psychologist, talks with me about children and family life, his books, and his clinic that serves children and families. This is a very educational show about both therapy and life.

111. the dr. peter breggin hour – 01/23/13 23jan13

Guest: Frank McNamara
My guest is Boston/Cambridge area psychologist Frank McNamara. Therapists can learn how to enjoy their work and to do the most possible good without resort to psychiatric drugs.

110. the dr. peter breggin hour – 01/16/13 16jan13

Guest: Gina Nikkel
My guest Gina Nikkel, PhD is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care. It is the most interesting, creative and important foundation in the entire field of mental health. She and I talk about its many pioneering projects, including the Mother Bear Community Action Network, a family support network, as well as several of most effective mental health interventions available today.

109. the dr. peter breggin hour – a top drug safety researcher – 01/09/13 09jan13

Guest: Thomas J. Moore
My guest Thomas J. Moore is a premier researcher in drug safety. From NSAIDs to psychiatric drugs, he sharpens our ability to evaluate drug research and alerts us to dangers, including his cutting edge studies of violence caused by prescription drugs.

108. the dr. peter breggin hour – in school trenches – 01/02/13 02jan13

Guest: Michael Gilbert
My guest Michael Gilbert, PhD labors the trenches of urban schools. He has insights on many levels from helping individual students to how the school system is failing. And did you know, its our poverty schools that drag down our international educational ratings? Learn more by listening…

107. the dr. peter breggin hour – psychiatry and mass shootings – 12/26/12 26dec12

Guest: Jim Gottstein
Fear of gun massacres has led to calls for more psychiatric power over people, including involuntary treatment and a national mental patient registry. My Guest is attorney Jim Gottstein, a pioneer in patient rights. Learn about the menace to everyone from giving more power to psychiatry.

106. the dr. peter breggin hour – raising good kids – 12/19/12 19dec12

Guest: Carolyn Crowder
My guest, Carolyn Crowder PhD, is an extremely skilled educator who specializes in helping parents to respectfully raise empathic, caring children. This is a very good show for anyone interested in children and family life.

105. dr. peter breggin hour – cutting edge neuroscience – 12/12/12 12dec12

Guest: Bruce Perry
Dr. Bruce Perry, neuroscientist and child psychiatrist, coauthor of Born to Love and The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, presents the latest science on the interface between brain biology, empathy, and the provision of genuine help. A unique and very informative discussion.

104. the dr. peter breggin hour – robert neimeyer – 12/05/12 05dec12

Guest: Robert Neimeyer
Robert Neimeyer, PhD, an expert in grief and bereavement, shares profound insights with me on the nature of loss and how to integrate it into our emotional and spiritual lives. This moving hour is about life itself.

103. the dr. peter breggin hour – innovative approaches to mental health problems – 11/28/12 28nov12

Guest: Bob Nikkel
My guest, Bob Nikkel, former director of mental health and addictions for the State of Oregon, talks with me about innovative approaches to serious mental health problems including family interventions for early psychosis and dual diagnosis twelve step programs that actually succeed in helping recovery.

102. the dr. peter breggin hour – walter e. jacobson md – 11/21/12 21nov12

Guest: Walter E. Jacobson
My guest is Los Angeles psychiatrist Walter E. Jacobson MD, author of Forgive to Win!, who shares his remarkable journey to his current positive spiritual approach to life and to therapy. Inspiring for Thanksgiving 2012!

101. the dr. peter breggin hour – reform work part i – 11/14/12 14nov12

Dr. Breggin presents without a guest
This hour is Part I on the history of my reform work, with emphasis on lessons for the present time. I take the listener through my work as a college volunteer, then medical school and psychiatric residency, showing the dramatic transformation from a profession with a psychosocial wing to a profession that pushes nothing but the biological model. I’ll pick up the story with my 1970s anti-lobotomy campaign at a future date.

100. the dr. peter breggin hour – antidepressants & pregnancy – 10/17/12 17oct12

Guest: Adam Urato
A landmark in medicine show. My guest ObGyn Adam Urato, MD describes the enormous risks of taking antidepressants when pregnant or nursing, and the broader implications for taking them at all. Probably the most informative discussion ever available.

099. the dr. peter breggin hour – the myth of the chemical cure – 10/10/12 10oct12

Guest: Joanna Moncrieff
My guest Joanna Moncrieff, British psychiatrist and author of “The Myth of the Chemical Cure,” explores the frontiers of psychiatry with me. Be with us–way ahead of conventional psychiatry!

098. the dr. peter breggin hour – rethinking madness – 10/03/12 03oct12

Guest: Paris Williams
Interview with Dr. Paris Williams, author of Rethinking Madness.
097. the dr. peter breggin hour – dr. terry lynch – 09/26/12 26sep12

Guest: Terry Lynch
With guest Dr. Terry Lynch, doctor, psychotherapist, and author of Beyond Prozac.

096. the dr. peter breggin hour – penelope andrade: emotional medicine rx – 09/19/12 19sep12

Guest: Penelope Andrade
My guest Penelope Andrade opens a window in our emotions. Learn how to transcend your own seemingly overwhelming emotions as well as those of your clients, friends or family. A show with a good aura.

095. the dr. peter breggin hour – chabasinski unleashed – 09/12/12 12sep12

Guest: Ted Chabasinski
Imagine: At age 6 you’re given shock treatment and sent off to a state mental hospital. You get your life together, become a lawyer, and a leader in the psychiatric surivivor movement. Ted Chabasinski was so good I started applauding. Don’t miss it.

094. the dr. peter breggin hour – almighty doctor – 08/27/12 27aug12

Dr. Breggin presents without a guest
Let’s bring an end to “medication compliance” and the Almighty Doctor. We need a whole new approach to emotional well-being. Based on my new book, “Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal,” I advocate for the empowerment of therapists, patients, and families in a person-centered team effort. The focus is on drug withdrawal, but the overall approach transforms the way treatment is provided.

093. the dr. peter breggin hour – alan cassells – 08/20/12 20aug12

Guest: Alan Cassells
Researcher Alan Cassells, author of Seeking Sickness, looks at dangeous myths behind screening for and treating hypertension, high cholesterol, and prostate cancer, as well as mammograms and bone density studies for women. Get this info before you take or respond to another screening test. Every adult should listen to this show and pass it on to others.

092. the dr. peter breggin hour – craig wiener – 08/13/12 13aug12

Guest: Craig Wiener

My guest Craig Wiener, PhD and I talk about ADHD-like behaviors, their sources, and how to help change them through changing specific parent-child interactions. A practical, useful, and insightful hour for therapists, teachers, and parents; and even for older children and adults who think they have “ADHD.”
091. the dr. peter breggin hour – jason hartman – 08/06/12 06aug12

Guest: Jason Hartman
My guest Jason Hartman and I range over topics from how the FDA protects drug companies to how to live and to invest in an unsafe world. With entrepreneurial spirit, he also eloquently critiques psychiatric drug use. Stimulating.

090. the dr. peter breggin hour – stephen madigan – 07/30/12 30jul12

Guest: Stephen Madigan
Are personal responsibility and free will mirages? Is there a better “post-modern” approach to therapy? My guest Stephen Madigan and I express opposing views on how to empower people.

089. the dr. peter breggin hour – lisbeth riis cooper – 07/23/12 23jul12

Guest: Lisbeth Riis Cooper
My guest is Lisbeth Riis Cooper founder of the Mother Bear Community Action Network and the visionary behind the CooperRiis Healing Community. Hope and an expectation of recovery are the guiding lights for this shining star in the reform movement.

088. the dr. peter breggin hour – chrisanne gordon – 07/16/12 16jul12

Guest: Chrisanne Gordon

Can recovery from head injury lead to greater emotional and spiritual awareness and well being? My guest Chrisanne Gordon, MD who recovered from head injury shares enlightening experiences about personal transformation following physical and emotional trauma. A very special hour!
087. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07/09/12 09jul12

Guest: Martha Rosenberg
Author Martha Rosenberg knows her stuff about big pharma and drugs. Enlightening discussions about Direct to Consumer Advertising, the Feds $3 billion fines against Glaxo, and how the military was bought by Pharma. New information!

086. the dr. peter breggin hour – 07/02/12 02jul12

Guest: Kevin Solomons
My guest Kevin Solomons MD is a British Columbia psychiatrist who became disappointed with medication outcomes and began listening to why his patients felt so bad about themselves. Explore with us the origins of low self-esteem and the path to a better life.

085. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06/25/12 25jun12

Guest: Mary Ellen Copeland
Wanted: A self-help and peer approach to “Mental Health Recovery” that can be done by yourself or with peers, and that focuses on building your own positive personal strategies for daily growth and overcoming stress and trauma. My guest Mary Ellen Copeland PhD describes the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).

084. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06/18/12 18jun12

Dr. Breggin presents without a guest
In this hour, I share what I’ve learned about how to live a good life. I put my heart and soul into this in the hope it may inspire you in your life.

083. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06/11/12 11jun12

Guest: Katherine Douthit & Tom Christiansen
I really like this hour. My guests Katherine Douthit, PhD, LMHC and Tom Christiansen, LMHC work with elderly and dementia patients. I start out with what it’s like for me to be 76 years old and we go on from there to talk about older persons from multiple perspectives including agist prejudices, and their needs for autonomy and love.

082. the dr. peter breggin hour – 06/04/12 04jun12

Guest: Robert Whitaker
My guest is journalist Robert Whitaker, the author of Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic. This is a landmark interview about the present and future of psychiatric reform.

081. the dr. peter breggin hour 21may12

Guest: Tom Garcia
My guest Tom Garcia and I range over a variety of interesting topics from Aldlerian psychology to the treatment of addiction. The theme: emotional distress arises from our failures to develop fulfilling human relationships.

080. the dr. peter breggin hour 14may12

Guest: Orly Wahba
So you think you can’t make a difference? My guest Orly Wahba is a young teacher who made a YouTube video seen by 5 million people. Learn how she’s spreading kindness and empowering people through her organization “Life Vest Inside.”

079. the dr. peter breggin hour 07may12

Guest: Michael Cornwall
My guest Michael Cornwall PhD explores how to help people labeled schizophrenic with empathy and without resort to drugs. Michael has vast personal experience and profound understanding. A “must listen to” show for anyone concerned about madness, its nature, and its healing.

078. the dr. peter breggin hour – repeat program – 03/07/11 30apr12
This show originally aired on March 7, 2011.Guest: Howard Glasser
Howard Glasser is not only a great guest–his goal is to bring out the greatness in you! Howie applies his Nurtured Heart Approach to helping individuals, training professionals, transforming schools and even enhancing communities. This hour with me and Howard could inspire and guide you to find a more positive approach toward everyone in your life, including yourself. It can help you muster from within yourself the power to be a more effective and loving husband or wife, parent, teacher, therapist or friend.
077. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04/23/12 23apr12

Guest: Chris Stankovich
My guest is Chris Stankovich PhD an athletic counselor from Columbus, Ohio, who brings a fresh perspective about how to empower young people not only in their sports endeavors but in their lives. A positive approach consistent with the best in empathic therapy.

076. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04/09/12 09apr12

Guest: Gerald Porter
My guest Gerald Porter, PhD has a broad and wonderful vision of psychology and psychotherapy. We focus in part on psychiatric diagnosis vs. a genuine understanding of a person’s life.

075. the dr. peter breggin hour – 04/02/12 02apr12

Guest: Mathy Downing
My guest Mathy Downing lost her 12 year old daughter to antidepressant-induced suicide. I was a medical expert in her case. Mathy’s story exemplifies how to rise from tragedy and how much can be accomplished by one goodhearted well motivated person.

074. the dr. peter breggin hour – 03/26/12 26mar12

Guest: Tim Evans
My guest Tim Evans is an Adlerian psychologist. Reading Adler helped me understand empathic relationships in therapy and in life. Talking with Tim is very grounding and positive. Join us.

073. the dr. peter breggin hour – 03/19/12 19mar12

Guest: John Snyder
Maybe the best discussion ever about overcoming depression without resort to drugs. My guest Dr. John Snyder is a therapist and author with a marvelous approach to depression.

072. the dr. peter breggin hour – 03/12/12 13mar12

Guest: Tony Gee
Please listen to this show and learn about empathic peer support, a nonprofessional approach that steps wholly outside the psychiatric model, and delivers a caring human service to people in need. My guest, Australian psychologist Tony Gee, will explain how to do it. Then implement it in your own community and help to change the world.

071. the dr. peter breggin hour 05mar12

Guest: Doug Bower
Today’s show is “First Monday of the Month Open Mike,” when I focus on callers. I chat with a man whose “manic episodes” inspire him to deeper understandings, and with a woman whose five year old son was badly damaged by antipsychotic drugs. My friend Doug Bower describes last weekend’s Person-Centered Conference in Georgia and I describe a marvelous Adlerian Conference I attended in Florida. Moving and informative discussions.

070. the dr. peter breggin hour 27feb12

Guest: Derek W. Clark
An amazing man, an amazing hour! Derek W. Clark, author of I Will Never Give Up!, endured horrendous child abuse and devastating losses, and turned his life into a triumph of personal success. An education in “How to Live Life.”

069. the dr. peter breggin hour 13feb12

Gust: Alison Bass
My guest is Alison Bass, author of Side Effects, and a genuine investigative journalist. A very informed discussion of what I call the Psychopharmaceutical Complex. Hear how bad it is, and some differing possible solutions offered by me and Alison. Many new information and insights into the rigging of psychopharmaceutical research and marketing.

068. the dr. peter breggin hour 06feb12

Call-in show

Callers from across the country stimulate interesting conversation about psychiatric drug withdrawal, handling anxiety, and the merits (or not) of Neurolinguistic Programing (NLP) and EMDR, not to mention tumeric.
067. the dr. peter breggin hour 30jan12

Guest: Robert Foltz
What’s it like for you as a teenager confined to a residential treatment center? What have you been through? What do you feel about your family? Your therapist? The drugs you are forced to take? My guest, Robert Foltz PsyD from Chicago, really cares about what these youngsters have to say. You will learn from Robert’s experience and wisdom.

066. the dr. peter breggin hour 16jan12

Guest: Dr. Bart Billings
My guest is Bart Billings, PhD. I call him “The Conscience of Military Psychology and Psychiatry.” Learn how psychiatric drugs are inundating the military with soldiers on dangerous missions overdosed on meds. Bart describes approaches that really help soldiers before and after combat to deal with their normal and inevitable reactions to wartime trauma.

065. the dr. peter breggin hour 09jan12

Guest: Wendy West Pidkaminy

064. the dr. peter breggin hour 26dec11

Guest: Gerald Porter
It’s the day after Christmas and the New Year is upon us. My guest Dr. Gerald Porter and I discuss how to move our lives forward in in the coming New Year. Become the open-hearted, loving and yet strong person you’ve always wanted to be. It works! Then call in with your questions and thoughts on “First Monday Open Microphone with Dr. Peter Breggin” at 5 pm on Monday, January 2, 2012.
063. the dr. peter breggin hour 19dec11

Guest: Adrian Johnson

062. the dr. peter breggin hour 12dec11

Guest: Fred Ernst
061. the dr. peter breggin hour 05dec11

Dr. Breggin presents without a guest
Today was my first “Open Mic Monday.” A great success, I look forward to taking your calls the first Monday of every month. Put it in your calendar. In addition to important questions, callers shared inspiring stories of personal recovery after stopping psychiatry drugs including one mother who successfully tapered her 9 year old from multiple medications.

060. the dr. peter breggin hour 28nov11

Guest: Sarton Weinraub
Are you a victim of medical authoritarianism? My guest is New York City clinical psychologist Sarton Weinraub. Learn how Sarton empowers patients to take control over their lives and their medical care, including how to manage their withdrawal from psychiatric medication. His views and his work empowers clients and professionals, and everyone concerned about improving therapy and methods of drug withdrawal.
059. the dr. peter breggin hour 21nov11

Guest: Tim Scott
My marvelous guest Dr. Tim Scott is a former minister, a psychotherapist, a retired professor of psychology, an entrepreneur, scientist, author of a very solid scientific critique of psychiatric drugs, and a man who believes that values derive from God and should be a part of therapy and a purposeful life. He will challenge some, inspire others, and interest everyone.

058. the dr. peter breggin hour 14nov11

Guest: Melanie Sears

057. the dr. peter breggin hour 07nov11

Guest: Martin Whitely
The best discussion ever about ADHD, psychiatric drugs, and what children really need. My guest Martin Whitely has made Western Australia the only place on Earth where fewer children each year are diagnosed and drugged. He shares the latest worldwide information. Please listen and pass it on.

056. the dr. peter breggin hour 31oct11

Guest: Ross Halpern

Is what I’ve been teaching about emotional suffering also true about chronic physical pain? Do chronic pain patients need help withdrawing from pain meds and facing emotional issues? My guest Ross Halpern, PhD offers breakthrough insights and solutions that really work.
055. the dr. peter breggin hour 24oct11

Guest: Nathaniel J. Williams
You’re five years old, your mother dies, and you and your siblings are scattered into the Foster Care System of New York City. My guest Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams tells us how to make the best possible life–regardless of how our lives got started.

054. the dr. peter breggin hour 17oct11

Guest: Jacob Azerrad
My guest Jacob Azerrad, PhD offers behavioral therapy with limited punishments (time outs) and “nurturing with their love sibling caring behavior, Mother Teresa behavior and, taking disappointment calmly behavior. ” I believe in a more fundamental bonding based on unconditional love while teaching discipline through moral authority. A challenging, stimulating show.

053. the dr. peter breggin hour 10oct11

Dr. Breggin presents without a guest
Two new legal cases provide encouraging news for psychiatric reform and patient care. In one case a Manitoba judge has rendered an opinion confirming my testimony and my written report to the court that Prozac drove a sixteen-year-old boy to stab a friend to death. That’s the first time a judge in North America has determined that an antidepressant caused a murder. In a New Mexico case in which I consulted, a jury has awarded a $3.2 million malpractice verdict in a Paxil suicide. I devote this radio hour to discussing these and other cases, and describe how antidepressants and other psychoactive drugs can cause people to act in bizarre, out-of-character and destructive ways.

052. the dr. peter breggin hour 03oct11

Guest: Iris Chang
Iris Chang, the courageous author of The Rape of Nanking, faced some of the worst atrocities of the 20th Century, broke down from exhaustion, was given psychiatric drugs, including an SSRI, and committed suicide. In this surpringly uplifting hour, her mother, Ying Ying Chang, celebrates her daughter’s life and examines the role of psychiatric drugs in her death. An empathic therapy intervention could have save Iris Chang’s life. At the start, I also describe a major legal decision in which a Canadian judge has concluded, based on my testimony, that Prozac caused a sixteen-year-old to murder his friend.

051. the dr. peter breggin hour 26sep11

Guest: Gwen Olsen
My guest Gwen Olsen, author of “Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher,” will shock and inform you with her brutally honest and yet sensitive and poignant insider revelations. Discovering drug company duplicity is a specialty of mine, but Gwen’s stories touched and educated me.

050. the dr. peter breggin hour 19sep11

Guest: Mildred Muhammad
Imagine that your former husband so desperately wants to kill you, and to get away with it, that he acts like a terrorist. Shooting from long range, he kills nearly a dozen people during October 2002 to distract attention from himself as a suspect when he kills you in the same way. The infamous “DC Sniper” turns out to be your ex-husband with you at the center of his horrific plot. You must find the strength, determination and wisdom to lift yourself up for the sake of your three children. This is Mildred Muhammad’s story–one of the most interesting and inspiring you will ever hear.

049. the dr. peter breggin hour 12sep11

Guest: Allison Wilder
My guest, Allison Wilder PhD, is a professor of recreational therapy. Does that sound fluffy to you? Not so. Dr. Wilder’s approach epitomizes what’s good in any and all therapeutic approaches. Learn about this new field–and the essence of all good human services.

048. the dr. peter breggin hour 05sep11

Guest: Gayle Rozantine
Whether you are a therapist, a client, or a person outside the mental health system–my guest Gayle Rozantine, PhD is worth your time and attention. Gayle and her husband Barry, a psychiatrist, run a stress management and therapy center in Savannah, Georgia. Her compassionate, carefully thought out approach to understanding and handling stress, as well as underlying psychological issues, is inspiring. You will benefit from this hour.

047. the dr. peter breggin hour 29aug11

Guest: Josette Luvmour

Josette Luvmour, PhD and I talk about the developmental stages from infancy to young adulthood and how issues such as boundaries and discipline change from stage to stage. Full of practical guidance for raising and relating to children and youth without resort to psychiatric diagnoses or drugs.
046. the dr. peter breggin hour 22aug11

Guest: Stuart Shipko
A first in history! Listen to two very experienced psychiatrists spend a whole hour talking about how dangerous it is to take psychiatric drugs and how hazardous it can be to withdraw from them. My guest is psychiatrist Stuart Shipko, MD from Pasadena, California. My wife Ginger calls this show “spectacular.”

045. the dr. peter breggin hour 15aug11

Guest: Bonnie Burstow
My guest Dr. Bonnie Burstow is a dedicated lifelong Canadian activist in the psychiatric reform movement. She is taking the campaign against electroshock “treatment” (ECT) to a new level–organizing professionals to stand up against this brain-damaging procedure. Dr. Burstow and I discuss ECT, including what the existence of this barbaric “therapy” says about psychiatry as an institution.

044. the dr. peter breggin hour 08aug11

Dr. Breggin presents without a guest
Today’s show focuses on the most disturbing and enlightening events in the sordid history of psychiatry. Experts at the Nuremberg Trials agree with my conclusion that the Jewish Holocaust might never have occurred without German biological psychiatry blazing the way with the systematic murder of mental patients. With American and European complicity, German psychiatry developed the precedent and methodology for mass murder using “Euthanasia” Centers, gas chambers and cremation. Germany biological psychiatry showed Hitler how the unthinkable could be done without anyone in the Western world protesting. What are the implications for modern biological psychiatry? When you’ve listened, to read my scientific article with all the citations and documentation, please click here.

043. the dr. peter breggin hour 01aug11

Guest: Alex Pattakos
How do we live successfully in “This catastrophe called life?” Drawing inspiration from existential psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, as well as his own Greek background, Alex Pattakos PhD helps us struggle and triumph by finding meaning in life.

042. the dr. peter breggin hour 25jul11

Guest: Mathy Downing
A psychiatrist convinces you to put your marvelously intelligent, delightful, artistic and athletic 11-year-old child on Zoloft to treat her test anxiety. In less than a year, she dies by suicide. Mathy Downing tells the unforgettable story of the death of her daughter, Candace. I provide commentary about antidepressants and about the Downing’s malpractice case in which I was a medical expert. Play this hour for anyone who thinks that antidepressants are good for children.

041. the dr. peter breggin hour 18jul11

Guest: Kevin McShane
Could Paxil drive a young college student to commit 9 bizarre armed robberies—at local stores where people knew him and his family? Could 8 years in jail become an equally astonishing period of personal growth? I first met Kevin McShane as an expert in his criminal case and now he’s been out of jail for four months. It’s his first appearance as a psychiatric reformer. You will never forget what Kevin has to teach us.

040. the dr. peter breggin hour 11jul11

Guest: Faye Snyder
Imagine that your life becomes so desperate that NYC doctors try to push you into a lobotomy. Imagine that you finally meet a therapist who confronts you with personal responsibility, that you get it, and that you go on to graduate school to become a self-determined and enlightened psychotherapist. That’s Dr. Faye Snyder’s story, and her honesty on my show influenced me to talk about my own childhood in a way I’ve never done before in public.

039. the dr. peter breggin hour 27jun11

Guest: Gary Unruh
Practical, straightforward advice on how to raise peaceful and respectful children with my very experienced and clear-thinking guest, Gary Unruh, LCSW. Any parent, as well as anyone who relates to or works with children, may benefit from this lively and passionate discussion.

038. the dr. peter breggin hour 20jun11

Guest: Doug Bower
If you come upon the unconscious victim of a car wreck who suddenly awakens in a panic, what should you do? If you’re sitting beside a loved one or patient coming out of anesthesia and he or she becomes violent… or if your friend, parishioner or patient threatens suicide… how should you respond? What can any of us do if someone we care about starts acting very disturbed or “crazy” in our presence? My guest Doug Bower is well-qualified to talk about this with me. He’s a PhD counselor, an ordained Methodist minister and a registered nurse. We focus on how to handle emergencies without resort to psychiatric drugs.

037. the dr. peter breggin hour 13jun11

Guest: Gerald Porter
My guest is Dr. Gerald Porter, Dean of the School of Natural Arts and Sciences at the renowned Bastyr University. Dr. Porter is one of the most thoughtful persons I know. Join the two of us as we talk about “what helps us to heal ourselves and others,” “embracing human spiritual diversity,” and encouraging alternative or complementary health practices. As these radio discussions often do, we move easily from the theoretical to the practical in regard to living life to the fullest.

036. the dr. peter breggin hour 06jun11

Guest: Jon Rappoport
My guest Jon Rappoport and I start out talking about how psychiatric diagnoses and drugs suppress human beings, and then we look deeper into what’s essentially good and important about all of us—our spiritual nature, individuality, imagination, free will and personal freedom. These are not existential abstractions; they are the essential stuff of our lives, to be protected, nurtured and shared with others.

035. the dr. peter breggin hour 30may11

Guest: Ty Colbert
Descend into mental health hell with me and my companion psychologist Ty Colbert, PhD as he works under surrealistic conditions with violent and seemingly deranged prisoners locked in cages and wearing plexiglass masks for their therapy hour. This is empathic therapy at its most challenging–and potentially at its most rewarding.

034. the dr. peter breggin hour 23may11

Guest: Alberto Fergusson
If all of psychiatry’s false and damaging assumptions about “schizophrenic” homeless people are discarded and a fresh start is made, what do you get? One of the most innovative programs in the history of our field! My guest is psychiatrist Alberto Fergusson from Columbia, South America, and his program or movement is called Accompanied Self-Rehabilitation. This hour is a major educational experience for anyone interested in offering genuine help to all people who are struggling with their lives.

033. the dr. peter breggin hour 16may11

Guest: Bob Brewin
Bob Brewin, investigative reporter, provides the data and I provide the outrage and the analysis on the extraordinarily abusive psychiatric drug practices involving our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as afterward in the VA. The drug companies found the ideal top-down market for their drugs: Get the army to give them to active duty combat soldiers–a mind-boggling 20% of them. Unsupervised young men and women carry into combat 90-120 day supplies of all the most dangerous drugs: benzos like Xanax, stimulants like amphetamine; antidepressants like Paxil and Prozac; and antipsychotic drugs like the old Trilafon and the new Seroquel. Hear an in depth expose and examination of the Psychopharmaceutical Complex at its worst and the irresponsible psychiatrists who so eagerly enforce it. A tour de force of psychiatry at its worst.

032. the dr. peter breggin hour 09may11

Guest: Barbara Whitfield
This show starts on deep into spirituality as my guest Barbara Whitfield with elegant passion describes her near death experience. Then the hour goes yet deeper when we both speak honestly about love and God in our marriages. Listeners have said they want to hear more about my views. In this show, I am very open about the importance of love, God and my marriage to Ginger. Join me and Barbara as we share with each other and with you about the making of a good life.

031. the dr. peter breggin hour 02may11

Dr. Breggin presents without a guest
I present the hazards of so-called antipsychotic drugs including Zyprexa, Risperdal, Abilify, Seroquel, Geodon and Invega. Learn about their disastrous and even fatal effects, and their lack of efficacy. Learn about tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and the metabolic syndrome. And discover that there are far better empathic approaches to helping people who are deeply disturbed and labeled schizophrenic. Also a warning: Withdrawing from these drugs can be dangerous as well, and requires caution and good clinical supervision. This hour could save your life and the lives of your patients or clients.

030. the dr. peter breggin hour 25apr11

Guest: Maria Kimble
My guest, Major Maria Kimble, LCSW, opens up a world that few of us in the field of mental health can imagine. Learn what it’s like doing psychotherapy in intensive combat zones under fire in outposts in Afghanistan. Hear why she became a parachutist in order to bring out the best in herself as a therapist in the 82nd Airborne Division. Find out what it’s like to be what she calls “a petite woman” in the army and in combat. Learn, once again, how empathic therapy is the best therapy under any and all conditions. Major Kimble is an inspiring combination of wisdom, care and courage.

029. the dr. peter breggin hour 18apr11

Guest: Dorothy Cassidy
What can you do as an individual to encourage empathic therapeutic approaches and relationships, while warning people about the dangers of psychiatric drugs and diagnoses? Listen to my guest Dorothy Cassidy, MEd from North Carolina. She has worked within the educational system, and outside the system as well, for more than thirty-six years promoting what’s really good for children and adults while speaking out courageously about the harm caused by psychiatric drugs and diagnoses. Be inspired!

028. the dr. peter breggin hour 11apr11

Guest: Doug Smith

027. the dr. peter breggin hour 04apr11

Guest: Charles Whitfield
My guest is addiction and trauma specialist, and best-selling author, Charles Whitfield, MD from Atlanta. This is the second time this marvelous doctor has been my guest. We describe how and why psychiatric drugs impede recovery from any kind of emotional or physical trauma, and how relationship ultimate heals. Dr. Whitfield will be at our conference, just a few days away: the first international Empathic Therapy Conference in Syracuse, New York, April 8-10, 2011. You can learn all about it and still sign up at We are aiming to make it the best conference in the field of mental health and recovery.

026. the dr. peter breggin hour 28mar11

Guest: Fred Baughman
Fred Baughman, Jr. MD is a neurologist and one of the nation’s most heroic, honest and empathic physicians. He discusses three urgent topics: (1) The ADHD/stimulant drug fraud that currently afflicts 6 million children, (2) Sudden cardiac death in children caused by taking stimulants for ADHD, and (3) Sudden cardiac death caused by multiple psychiatric drugs including antipsychotics and antidepressants in young soldiers diagnosed with PTSD. This hour is packed with new and important information from a genuine scientific investigator. Dr. Baughman, along with dozens of other outstanding presenters, can be heard and met at our upcoming Empathic Therapy Conference April 8-10, 2011 in Syracuse, New York. For registration information, go to

025. the dr. peter breggin hour 21mar11

Guest: Richard Gottlieb
If you think psychotherapy is only for those with mild everyday problems, think again. This hour dives deeply into the essence of empathic therapy and finds that it the best therapeutic approach to anyone who suffers from emotional distress, including those with autism, psychosis and even serious traumatic brain injuries that render them nearly unable to communicate. My guest Richard Gottlieb, MSW, a therapist from Grand Rapids and Holland, Michigan, tells moving stories from his practice to show us how one human being can reach out to another in a healing manner. Along with dozens of others inspiring therapists and scientists, Richard will present at our upcoming Empathic Therapy Conference in Syracuse, New York, April 8-10, 2011. Get all the information you need about the conference Professionals and the public alike are welcome! See you there.

024. the dr. peter breggin hour 14mar11

Guest: Barbara Fisher
My guest is Barbara Fisher, PhD, a wise and dedicated clinical psychologist and psychotherapist who offers innovative thoughts about how the brain and mind must recover together from emotional trauma and stress. This hour became an active sharing of ideas between the two of us, focused on common themes across seemingly diverse events such as healing the trauma being experienced by people in Japan, healing the trauma of children who witness these catastrophes on TV, and healing the stresses of growing up within a family. Our focus is on helping the individual through helping the family.

023. the dr. peter breggin hour 07mar11

Guest: Howard Glasser
Howard Glasser is not only a great guest–his goal is to bring out the greatness in you! Howie applies his Nurtured Heart Approach to helping individuals, training professionals, transforming schools and even enhancing communities. This hour with me and Howard could inspire and guide you to find a more positive approach toward everyone in your life, including yourself. It can help you muster from within yourself the power to be a more effective and loving husband or wife, parent, teacher, therapist or friend. Howard, along with at least two marvelous people he has trained, will be among the more than forty presenters at our upcoming Empathic Therapy Conference in Syracuse, New York, April 8-10. Find out about the conference at It is open to everyone!

022. the dr. peter breggin hour 28feb11

Guest: John Verapin
Today’s guest is John Verapin, PhD, former Managing Director of Eli Lilly Sweden where in his words he “bribed” psychiatrists to get Prozac approved. John has become a reformer and the author of Side-Effects: Death. Confessions of a Pharmaceutical Insider. He and I share our wealth of experience examining the fraudulent and manipulative behavior of drug companies as well as our frightening personal and professional encounters with these powerful institutions.

021. the dr. peter breggin hour 21feb11

Guest: Mary Maddock
Do you doubt that you or anyone else can recover from multiple psychiatric hospitalizations, shock treatment and twenty years of psychiatric drugs? Mary Maddock is the author of Soul Survivor: A Personal Encounter with Psychiatry and a leader in the Irish psychiatric reform movement. I first met Mary several years ago in Ireland at one of the largest psychiatric reform conferences that I’ve ever participated in. Mary’s story of personal triumph will inspire you to seek your own self-directed, self-defined road to psychological and spiritual freedom.

020. the dr. peter breggin hour – 02.14.11 14feb11

Guest: Adrianne Johnson
One of my most inspiring shows! On this Valentine’s Day, I share thoughts about love with my dear friend, Dr. Adrianne Johnson–love in marriage and in every other aspect of life including therapy and the workplace. And we disclose a lot about ourselves along the way. What is love? Is there love at first sight? How to heal a broken marriage or friendship? The difference between love and relationship? How to overcome extreme loneliness? Steps to take to find other people to love? We move back and forth between inspiring ideals and the details and practicalities of maintaining and growing a loving relationship. And the first time ever, my wife Ginger surprises me by calling into the radio show to join us on the air. I’ve always wanted her to do so, and now she does it as present to me on Valentine’s Day. It’s a show about happiness and how to achieve it.

019. the dr. peter breggin hour 07feb11

Guest: Ronald W. Light
Today’s guest is Ronald W. Light, editor and author of The Risks of Prescription Drugs. Unless you are a world class expert on pharmaceutical companies, the FDA, and the drug approval process—this will be an incredibly enlightening hour. In fact, even the experts should learn from this analysis of medication risks associated with psychiatric and non-psychiatric drugs.

018. the dr. peter breggin hour 31jan11

Guest: Matt D
“Matt D” from “All Addicts Anonymous,” a residential community, is my guest as we delve into the meaning and value of 12-Step Programs. Are they applicable to all of life’s problems? Do psychiatric meds have any role? Does empathic counseling contribute anything? What can everyone learn from AA principles and practices? Can they help with psychiatric drug withdrawal?

017. the dr. peter breggin hour 24jan11

Guest: Grace Sweet
The healing properties of laughter! Today’s guest is Grace Sweet who teaches and practices Laughter Yoga. Do you believe that laughing about nothing can release your energies and give you a fresh spiritual start? Do you think it can become an integral part of legitimate therapeutic practices, including counseling? Do you think it has a scientific basis? Grace Sweet may make a believer out of you.

016. the dr. peter breggin hour 17jan11

Guest: Doug Smith
Search the ends of the Earth for two of the world’s most caring, courageous, honest and intelligent psychiatrists, and you will find my two guests: Doug Smith, MD from Juneau, Alaska, and Albert Fergusson, MD from Columbia, South America. The show begins with Doug and I talking about the essence of good therapy and good personal relationships, and then about spirituality in therapy and life. We are joined by Alberto who shares his view of the same common values. All three of us treat patients who are labeled “schizophrenic” without medication, but with nuanced differences in our approaches.

015. the dr. peter breggin hour 10jan11

Guest: Cris Rowan
My guest is Cris Rowan from British Columbia, the author of “The Virtual Child,” who calls herself “an impassioned occupational therapist.” Cris helps parents to wean their children from addiction to technologies like TV, social networking, cell phone texting and videogames. She believes that many childhood diagnoses in reality reflect a combination of addiction to technology and a corresponding lack of meaningful relationship and personal engagement in the family. Cris’s observations will make you think more critically about childhood immersion in technology and how to overcome it.

014. the dr. peter breggin hour 03jan11

Guest: Pamela Glasner
If you want to be inspired to change your life into what you’ve always wanted or if you want your loved ones, friends and clients to find the courage to pursue their dreams, this is the place to start. If you want to turn your experiences of abuse and disappointment into the energy of your creativity, listen to this hour. I interview Pamela Glasner and we focus on how in her mid-fifties she transformed her life to become a novelist, screenwriter, and public speaker–and a woman of unanticipated courage and determination. Learn what it means to feel “the cosmic boot.”

013. the dr. peter breggin hour 21dec10

Guest: Robert Foltz
Today’s guest was Robert Foltz, PsyD, a psychologist in private practice and professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Bob and I describe the specifics of what’s needed to help children and families come back together to create responsible, respectful and loving relationships. The focus starts with the child and then encompasses the family. This hour is a must for parents, older children, teachers, therapists—anyone with a stake in improving the lives of children through their lives in the family. It’s basic lessons in living can help adults, with or without children, to improve their relationships and their lives.

012. the dr. peter breggin hour 13dec10

Guests: Tom and Diane Vande Burgt
My guests are Tom and Diane Vande Burgt. If you want a vivid real-life introduction to what’s the matter with biological psychiatry and better alternatives, this is it. In the first half hour Tom describes what happened to him when he came back from Iraq with “PTSD” and was immediately put on four psychiatric drugs at once and thrust into a downhill course of medication spellbinding. In the second half hour, his wife Diane describes how she developed a family-oriented alternative called Lest We Forget, a PTSD support group. The show dramatizes what’s wrong and provides a model for what’s needed.

011. december 6, 2010 07dec10

Guest: Don Salmon

010. november 29, 2010 30nov10a

Guest: Charles L Whitfield
Dr. Breggin’s outstanding guest is Charles L Whitfield, MD, a physician, psychotherapist and expert both in addiction and in childhood trauma and abuse. In private practice in Atlanta, Georgia, he is the author of the best-selling book Healing the Child Within and many others worth reading. Dr. Whitfield delves deeply with Dr. Breggin into the nature and impact of childhood abuse, the role of the 12 Steps in recovery, and the importance of ethics and spirituality in living a successful and rewarding life. This hour should inspire anyone interested in therapy and personal growth.

009. november 22, 2010 23nov10
008. november 15, 2010 16nov10

Guest: Melanie Sears
Dr. Sarton Weinraub hosts the show for Dr. Peter Breggin who was away at the time testifying in a criminal trial on behalf of a victim of medication of madness. Dr. Weinraub is joined by this week’s guest, Melanie Sears, RN, MBA. She is the author of a very good book, Humanizing Health Care: Creating Cultures of Compassion with Nonviolent Communication. Melanie specializes in Nonviolent Communication, a partnership approach to solving conflict that is applicable to every level of relationship from our personal lives to drug-free counseling and even world politics. It’s an interesting and wide-ranging show.

007. november 8, 2010 09nov10

Guest: Ed Pigott
The show opens with Dr. Breggin’s vivid description of his participation as a medical expert in the infamous trial of mass murderer Joseph Wesbecker in 1994. Drug company Eli Lilly fixed the trial in order to stem the tide of product liability suits for violence and suicide induced by Prozac. Today’s guest is Dr. Ed Pigott, a Maryland psychologist in private practice who has helped develop and evaluate effective alternative approaches including “mobile intensive crisis intervention” through which teams of professionals respond to emergencies without resorting to psychiatric hospitalization. Dr. Pigott also discusses his soon-to-be published “deconstruction” of the famous Star*D study in which the federal government wasted millions on one more flawed and manipulated attempt to show that antidepressants work.

006. november 1, 2010 02nov10

Guest: Brian Kean
Today’s guest is Brian Kean, PhD, professor of education at Southern Cross University in Australia. Dr. Breggin and Dr. Kean describe why parents, educators and healthcare providers should avoid using diagnoses like ADHD and stop using medications to treat this mythical disorder. Then they talk about the real needs of children and how they can be fulfilled in a rational and caring manner.

005. october 25, 2010 26oct10

Guest: Joanne Cacciatore
Dr. Breggin’s guest is Joanne Cacciatore, PhD, LMSW, who teaches at Arizona State U. In despair following the loss of a child, Dr. Cacciatore rejected establishment psychiatric interventions, recovered, earned a PhD, and went on to found a world-wide organization to help the bereaved deal with their loss and suffering, to research the problem, and to train counselors in empathic therapy.

004. october 18, 2010 19oct10

Guest: Alberto Fergusson
Dr. Breggin begins by describing his basic critique of psychiatric drugs and then is joined by psychiatrist Alberto Fergusson, MD, from Columbia, South America. Dr. Fergusson’s program helps homeless individuals who have been labeled “schizophrenic” with drug-free therapy by teaching them to take charge of their own recovery through accompanied self-rehabilitation.

003. october 11, 2010 12oct10

Guest: Pamela Glasner
Dr. Breggin’s guest is author Pamela Glasner whose novel , Finding Emmaus, delves deeply into the psychological and spiritual nature of empathy and describes how psychiatry for centuries has diagnosed and abused people who are especially empathic.

002. october 4, 2010 05oct10

Guest: Sarton Weinraub
Dr. Breggin’s guest is New York City clinical psychologist Sarton Weinraub, PhD who discusses bringing out the best in ourselves as therapists and making the most out of therapy as clients and patients. Dr. Weinraub critiques psychoanalysis and encourages person-centered, empathic approaches.

001. september 27, 2010 29sep10

Guest: Doug Bower
Dr. Breggin opens his first show with the basic principles of good therapy and a critique of psychiatric drugs. He then visits with Doug Bower, PhD who is a licensed professional counselor, a registered nurse, and a United Methodist minister. Dr. Bower brings a wealth of experience to understanding empathic counseling and life skills.