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What People Say About Dr. Breggin

For many decades, Peter R. Breggin MD has successfully taken on and spoken truth to many of the most powerful pharmaceutical corporations, government agencies and medical societies in the world. He has done this through his scientific work, books, media appearances, public education efforts, and his participation in the legal system as a medical expert […]

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Guidelines for Empathic Therapy

by Peter R. Breggin, MD International Director Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education & Living www.empathictherapy.org With guidance from Executive Director Ginger Breggin and Members of the Advisory Council including Bart Billings PhD, Doug Bower PhD, Joanne Cacciatore PhD, Mathy Downing, Thomas Cushman PhD, Dorothy Cassidy MEd, Nadine De Santo EdS, Pamela Glasner, […]

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Dr. Peter Breggin’s Mission Statement

Psychiatric thinking and practice, fueled by drug company money, has undermined our traditional understanding of life—that each of us is capable of pursuing life, liberty and happiness. We no longer believe that every human being has the inherent capacity to develop self-understanding and to take charge of our emotions. We no longer believe that with effort we can overcome painful feelings and learn to live by positive emotions and values.

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M. N. G. (Graham) Dukes, MD Quote

“And then it is that many a conscientious attorney has succeeded in calling Peter Breggin to his aid. I do not know how many shadowy invitations Dr. Breggin has set aside, but I do know that he has accepted to assist only in those instances where he had good reason to believe that he could […]

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Quote by M. N. G. (Graham) Dukes, MD

  "And then it is that many a conscientious attorney has succeeded in calling Peter Breggin to his aid. I do not know how many shadowy invitations Dr. Breggin has set aside, but I do know that he has accepted to assist only in those instances where he had good reason to believe that he […]

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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 than 70 special contributions from […]

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Portrait of Dr. Peter Breggin

About Peter R. Breggin, MD. Peter R. Breggin MD is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former Consultant at NIMH who has been called “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 leads the […]

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