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Peter R. Breggin M.D.

Peter R. Breggin, MD, has been called “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his many decades of successful efforts to reform the mental health field.  His scientific and educational work has provided the foundation for modern criticism of psychiatric drugs and ECT, and leads the way in promoting more caring and effective therapies.  He has authored dozens of scientific articles and more than twenty books including the bestsellers Toxic Psychiatry and Talking Back to Prozac (with Ginger Breggin) and most recently Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide and Crime and Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: a Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families.


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Alert 68: 11/20/18 : What’s really going on behind the epidemic of narcotic overdose deaths?

Alert 67: 11/16/18 : MORE HUGE ECT NEWS

Alert 66: 11/13/18 : Wednesday November 14, a special treat on my radio show. Psychologist Michael Cornwall will talk about the meaning of dreams. You can call in with a dream of your own.  

Alert 65: 11/12/18 : Listen to Dr. Peter Gøtzsche’s heroic and brilliant talk on “The Survival of a Whistleblower.” Also, this week’s “Dr. Peter Breggin Hour” brings back guest Michael Cornwall PhD…

Alert 64: 10/30/18 : It’s “Last Wednesday of the Month Live Call-In Chats with Dr. Peter Breggin” October 31,  2018 at 4 pm NY time.  


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Alert 62: 10/18/18 : Defend Dr. Gøtzsche Against the Empire!

Alert 61: 10/14/18 : A New Name Inspires Renewed Dedication! The International Center for the Study of Patient-Oriented Psychiatry (ICSPP)

Alert 60: 10/03/18 : Peter Gøtzsche MD, Honored While Enduring an Unscrupulous Attack

Alert 59: 09/27/18 : My new radio program format is taking off!!

Alert 58: 09/25/18 : It’s last week of the month Live Talk with Dr. Peter Breggin Wednesday September 26, 2018 at 4 pm NY time.  Listen live at  Call in to comment or ask a question at 888 874 4888.

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

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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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