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.
Alert 43: 05/14/18 : Our third Honored Blogger Award is for Caroline Leaf, PhD who travels around the world teaching people to “Turn on Your Brain.” Read how this remarkable woman is teaching millions of people about drug-free self-directed living.
Alert 42: 05/10/18 : I wish everyone in the world could listen to this discussion on the Dr. Peter Breggin Hour. It would move modern society to a better place. Yet it’s a topic many find unbearable because it requires rethinking ourselves and society.
Alert 39: 04/16/18 : Your Pharmacist Is Tattling on You! We live in an age where technology supersedes privacy and everything that can be done will be done, and that now includes pharmacies reporting back to your prescriber about your behavior.
Alert 38: 04/12/18 : People Helping People Cannot and Should Not Be Professionalized and Legalized. We need therapeutic diversity by redefining the whole field into the simple concept of people learning to help each other.
Alert 37: 04/09/18 : News Flash–Antidepressants Are Lowering the Suicide Rate! Aren’t They? Most of us have heard how suicide rates have gone down in society since the advent of antidepressants. Many believe there are scientific studies to prove the claim.
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!
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The Untold Story Behind the Suicide by Texting Trial
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With his genuine and profoundly engaging style of psychotherapy, Dr. Breggin shows how to relate to patients and clients in a manner that engenders trust, mutual understanding and the opportunity for recovery and growth.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, one of the most popular on the Progressive Radio Network (PRN), presents hour-long conversations with pioneering scientists, practitioners, and reformers from around the world, and sometimes a special seminar by himself.
Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, including life-threatening emotional and physical reactions. So it is not only dangerous to start psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them.
Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision. Methods for safely withdrawing from psychiatric drugs are discussed in Dr. Breggin’s book: Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families.
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