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Peter R. Breggin M.D.

Peter R. Breggin MD is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former Consultant at NIMH and for the FAA. He is known as “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his many decades of successful efforts to reform the mental health field. His work provides the foundation for modern criticism of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs, and it also leads the way in promoting more caring and effective therapies. His research and educational projects have brought about major changes in the FDA-approved Full Prescribing Information, or labels, for dozens of antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs. He continues to educate the public and professions about the tragic psychiatric drugging of America’s must vulnerable citizens including women, children, and the elderly.

Dr. Breggin’s earliest reform efforts in the 1970s brought an almost complete stop to lobotomy and psychosurgery in the Western World. Then in the 1990s, he and his wife Ginger prevented a federal eugenics project on the nation’s inner-city children. Both his anti-lobotomy and their anti-eugenics campaigns are described in his book co-authored with Ginger, The War Against Children of Color, as well as in many scientific articles. 

Dr.Breggin has authored more than 70 scientific articles and more than twenty books, including medical books and bestsellers including:

Talking Back to Prozac (with Ginger Breggin): What Doctors Aren’t Telling You About Today’s Most Controversial Drug

Toxic Psychiatry: Why Empathy, Therapy, and Love Must Replace the Drugs, Electroshock, and Biochemical Theories of the ‘New Psychiatry’

Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicideand Crime

TheHeart of Being Helpful: Empathy and the Creation of a HealingPresence

Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex, Second Edition.

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families

Guilt, Shame and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions


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Alert 88: 03/05/19 : What To Say When Debating ECT?

Alert 87: 02/28/19 : Parts IV and V of Dr. Breggin’s The Minds of Men Interview Posted

Alert 86: 02/26/19 : Open Mic on the Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, February 27, 2019

Alert 85: 02/25/19 : The Film on mind control, The Minds of Men, passes 1.3 million viewers on YouTube

Alert 84: 02/19/19 : Hear Judith Orloff talk about Empaths on The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour

Alert 83: 02/10/19: Part III of VIII of Dr. Peter Breggin’s Inspired Interview about his Lifelong Reform: “Personally Confronting the Dismaying Politics of Psychosurgery: From Racism to Totalitarianism”

Alert 82: 02/05/19 : Hear Terry Lynch MD on The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour

Alert 81: 01/30/19 : Open Mic on the Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, 4-5 PM NY Time, Jan 30

Alert 80: 01/23/19 : Part II of VIII of Dr. Peter Breggin’s Inspired Interview about his Lifelong Reform, “Providence Intervenes to Bypass the Scientific Establishment”

Alert 79: 01/13/19 : Dr. Peter Breggin’s Inspired Interview about his Lifelong Reform Work – Part I

Alert 78: 01/08/19 : How Love Can Reformat Our Lives

Alert 77: 01/07/19 : Does love or lack of it make us crazy? From ancient history and literature to modern times

Alert 76: 01/04/19 : Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Projects & Courses

Alert 74: 12/25/18 : FDA Betrays Its Trust Again with a Christmas Gift to the Shock Docs—But Why?  An astonishing new film may contain the secrets to why atrocities like this get such unyielding government support.

Alert 70: 11/27/18 : Are Emotional Disorders Really Disorders of Love?

Selected Older Frequent Alerts

Alert 57: 09/05/2018 : Dr. Breggin’s Heartfelt Talk about Drugs and the Human Spirit

Alert 53: 08/15/18 : Great news about this website!  This week surpassed 1 million unique visitors since early May 2017.  In the same 15 months, it also exceeded 5,250,000 total visits. And we are definitely accelerating in our growth. 

Alert 33: 02/26/18 : Psychiatrist Says: More Psychiatry Means More Shootings. In late September 2016, a few days after Nikolas Cruz turned 18 and became old enough to buy a gun, the Department of Children and Families sent one or more investigators to Cruz’s home. What happened is unbelievable!

Alert 27: 01/17/18 : What should we really call psychiatric drugs? There is a one-word description that can transform how the world views these so-called “medicines.”

Alert 25: 12/15/17 : My Three Most Important Things to Tell Anyone about Psychiatric Drugs

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Medication Madness

The role of psychiatric drugs in cases of violence, suicide and crime

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Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families

Learn the many reasons to stop taking psychiatric drugs. Then learn how to withdraw from every class of psychiatric medication as safely and comfortably as possible.

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Guilt Shame and Anxiety
Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions

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