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Monthly Archives: June 2008

The Proven Dangers of Antidepressants

by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. On March 22 the FDA issued an extraordinary “Public Health Advisory” that cautioned about the risks associated with the whole new generation of antidepressants including Prozac and its knock offs, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, and Lexapro, as well as Wellbutrin, Effexor, Serzone, and Remeron. The […]

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The FDA Continues to Affirm Antidepressant Risks First Identified in my 1991 Book Toxic Psychiatry By Peter R. Breggin, M.D. Ithaca, New York www.breggin.com   In 2004 the FDA issued a black box warning about the increased risk of suicidality in children taking the newer antidepressants, including the SSRIs (Prozac, […]

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Psychiatric Reform Accomplishments

of Peter Breggin, M.D., 1954 to the Present   Many of Dr. Breggin’s accomplishments as a reformer are documented in detail in The Conscience of Psychiatry: The Reform Work of Peter R. Breggin, M.D. (2009). This biographical tribute to Dr. Breggin’s work draws on more than half-a-century of media and more […]

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The Landmark Kaimowitz Trial Against Psychosurgery

THREE-JUDGE OPINION ULTIMATELY ENDS PSYCHOSURGERY IN STATE HOSPITALS, VA AND NIH DR. BREGGIN’S TESTIMONY SETS STAGE TO INVOKE NUREMBERG CODE   The following is excerpted and slightly revised from a longer article by Dr. Breggin on the history of his reform work in stopping the return of lobotomy and psychosurgery in […]

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