Modern electroshock (ECT) delivers up to ten times the amount of electricity needed to cause a convulsion, leading to a very severe convulsion, unconsciousness, coma, flat lining of the brain waves, and aftereffects identical to a severe concussion with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Yet the FDA, forever evading the fact it has never demanded the testing of ECT, has once again determined that ECT is too harmless to require serious testing.
March 9, 2019 is the first Symposium about Scientific Freedom and the Inauguration of the Institute for Scientific Freedom. This will be the first time I speak frankly in public about the repeated, at times life-threatening, attempts to stop my scientific and reform work. Make this the travel event of 2019 for yourself and for scientific reform. It will inform and inspire you beyond all expectations.
Mad in America interviews me on how to “treat” and to raise children. Some of my suggestions are guaranteed to succeed. My approach, which children love while it empowers their parents, runs counter to what is advocated by many current therapists, psychologists and child development specialists. Mad in America Video […]
My Guest on the Dr. Peter Breggin Hour on Wednesday December 12, 2018 is Cornell Professor of Classics, Michael Fontaine PhD who is one of my favorite people to talk with on or off the air. We will explore love and madness in ancient times. How was love viewed and lived 2,000 or […]
Some of my most important thoughts ever? I think so. I’m best known for my criticism of psychiatric drugs; but for an even longer time, I have been working on and writing about why people become distressed and disturbed and what can be done to help them. I have now […]
The last Wednesday of the month, in this case November 28th, is always “open mic day” for the Dr. Peter Breggin Hour. You can call in with questions and comments any time on Wednesday 4-5 pm NY time at 888 874 4888. Most of the time will be devoted to callers with questions or comments […]
Wednesday November 21 from 4-5 pm NY time on www.prn.fm on the Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, activist Richard Lawhern presents an independent, highly-informed view on what is causing these tragic overdose deaths from opiate and opioid drugs, what industrial and governmental interests are involved, and what really needs to be done. […]
After decades of denial, the largest manufacturer of electroconvulsive treatment machines has just admitted for the first time that a risk of “brain damage” is associated with ECT. The unprecedented admission by Somatics, Inc., the manufacturer of Thymatron, came in the form of a Regulatory Update just posted on its […]
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. Listen to the show on www.prn.fm and call in at 888 874 4888, every Wednesday 4-5 pm New York time. Or listen to the […]
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, a psychologist who shares his lived experience, therapy skills and profound wisdom with helping people with serious emotional disturbances. As always, my […]