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Dr. Breggin’s best overview Critique of psychiatric drugs

Breggin (2016). Rational Principles of Psychopharmacology for Therapists, Healthcare Providers and Clients. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy   The Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy invited me to do an overview article about my work in the field of psychopharmacology and psychiatric drugs, including my critique of adverse drug effects (side effects). My peer-reviewed report came out in […]

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Antidepressant Trazodone In the Washington Naval Yard Gun Massacre

Peter R. Breggin, M.D. 101 East State Street, No. 112 Ithaca, New York 14850 Phone: 607-272-5328              www.breggin.com              Fax: 607 272 5329 September 18, 2013 Violence and the Antidepressant Trazodone In the Washington Naval Yard Gun Massacre   by Peter R. Breggin, MD This brief analysis is offered in response to information that the […]

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Video Series

SIMPLE TRUTHS ABOUT PSYCHIATRY A video series by Peter R. Breggin, MD In July 2012, Dr. Breggin began releasing a video series dealing with important aspects of psychiatry, psychology and mental health. The series titled Simple Truths about Psychiatry The presentations are lively and to the point, and have been very popular. Further information on […]

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Dr. Breggin’s Blog on

The Huffington Post   Dr. Breggin believes that psychiatric reform cuts across political divisions such as liberal and conservative. He expresses his views on psychiatry and psychotherapy in the media whether or not the specific outlet reflects his own political views. From Thom Hartmann, CNN and The Huffington Post on the left to Sean Hannity […]

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Dr. Breggin Testifies Before Congressional Committee

Antidepressant-Induced Suicide, Violence and Mania: Implications for the Military Read Dr. Breggin’s written testimony here. It was also published thereafter in the peer-reviewed Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry.   On February 24, 2010, the Veterans Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, Chaired by Rep. Bob Filner (D-San Diego) held hearings entitled “Exploring the Relationship […]

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We Are All Orphans Now

We Are All Orphans Now By Peter R. Breggin, MD December 6, 2009 All of us realize that when a child is raised without adequate parenting that the results can be devastating. We know the hazards for children who don’t have parental role models or whose role models are inadequate, conflicted, abusive, or untrustworthy. We […]

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Psychiatry Makes War on “Bipolar Children”

The front cover of the May 26, 2008 Newsweek has a banner headline, “Growing Up Bipolar” with a split-face photograph of a ten-year-old boy. The headline should have read, “Victim of Psychiatric Assault.” In daycare 18-month old Max kicked, bit and spat on his larger peers. Apparently before he was two years old, his overwhelmed […]

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