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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.

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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Dr. Peter Breggin’s Weekly Radio & TV Hour

LIVE Radio 4-5 PM NY Time Wednesdays on WWW.PRN.FM

Shows since November 6, 2019 are also filmed as TV shows

Interviews with pioneers and reformers in mental health

All radio shows are archived back to 2010


Make 2020 Your Best Year Ever

with Dr. Breggin’s newest psychology book

Guilt Shame and Anxiety
Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions

Publisher’s Weekly: “This engrossing self-help guide … conveys empathy and maintains
a clear, conversational tone while spelling out prescriptions for overriding destructive
impulses in a variety of real-world situations.”

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Dr. Breggin’s Extensive, Free Resource and Information Centers

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Michelle Carter Blog Series and Archive


The Untold Story Behind the Suicide by Texting Trial
and Michelle’s Innocence

some of the best literature I have read
in my entire life

Prof. Peter Gøtzsche, MD
cofounder the Cochrane Collaboration

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