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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – August 5, 2020
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – July 29, 2020
Attorney Jim Gottstein is a human rights hero. At grave personal and professional risk to himself, he made public the inside information demonstrating that Eli Lilly & Co was hiding the deadly effects of its so-called antipsychotic drug Zyprexa. Jim’s new book, The Zyprexa Papers, is a dramatic and revelatory exposé coupled with an inspirational message that people can and do recover from deeply distressed psychospiritual experiences, including psychosis, without taking drugs that can destroy their health and even take their lives. Yet there is much more to Jim’s career, including many successful cases before the Alaska Supreme Court on behalf of patient rights. There is no other lawyer in the world like Jim Gottstein. This is a great discussion between two lifelong reformers.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – July 15, 2020
Professor John Read from Great Britain is one of the finest, most dedicated mental health professionals in the world. His work and today’s discussion spans from research into the origins of psychosis to the abysmal failure of ECT and the hazards of psychiatric drug withdrawal. This wonderful hour with Dr. Read is worth sharing with everyone with any interest in reforming psychiatry, psychology and mental health services. Getting to know this person and his work is a treat.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – July 8, 2020
Peter Gøtzsche, MD and I take a head-on look at the essential flaws and corruption that pervade psychiatry. Gøtzsche is the outstanding Danish researcher who is the leading European critic of psychiatry. You won’t find a better overall critique anywhere. We look at the harm caused by the neurotoxic drugs, the curse of involuntary treatment, the myths of biochemical and genetic causes, and psychiatric resistance to teaching people how to safely withdraw from psychiatric drugs. We suggest to psychiatrists what they can do to partially redeem themselves and urge them to take the courageous steps!
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – June 24, 2020
My periodic guest team of Pam Popper, PhD (a great nutritionist) and Pinar Miski, MD (a great psychiatrist) have a great time talking with each other and with me about nutrition, living a good life, and surviving the coronavirus. Enjoy listening to good friends sharing thoughts about being alive today. It may inspire you to enjoy life more.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – June 10, 2020
Learn about the dangers of benzodiazepines. The annual World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day or W-BAD is coming up again on July 11. My guest is Wayne Douglas, co-founder of the event, whose life was overwhelmed by these drugs, which include Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin and Serax. Even when taken as prescribed, the benzodiazepines can ruin individual lives and the lives of their family. They can lead to abuse and dependence, cause withdrawal reactions, and leave individuals with lifelong emotional and cognitive problems. We also discuss the broader implications for every class of psychiatric drug, all of which can lead to cognitive decline and loss of quality of life, with many causing or contributing to suicide or violence. Wayne has been a remarkably effective advocate for awareness of harms caused by these drugs, even addressing the Japanese Parliament, the country in which he received the medications. The show also includes an amazing description of Wayne experiencing the Fukushima earthquake and the subsequent damage to the nuclear power plant. Wayne Douglas may inspire you to find a group in your city to join in spreading life-saving information about these drugs. If you have been harmed by the “BZs” you will find companionship and inspiration through joining the reform movement. You can connect @ https://w-bad.org
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – June 3, 2020
An illuminating discussion of the dark side of the coronavirus controversies. Jefferey Jaxen is a science and health journalist who regularly appears on HighWire with Del Bigtree. Dr. Breggin begins with a summary of his own insights into the coronavirus epidemic and then Jefferey adds his accurate and yet disturbing observations, including why we cannot trust current claims for a safe and effective vaccine.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – May 27, 2020
Master Sergeant Troy Drasher had the most difficult, emotionally challenging job I have ever heard of inside or outside the military. When his air force doc recommended he “take a little something to take the edge off,” his life gradually declined into nightmare under the impact of psychiatric drugs. To the rescue came Dr. Mary Neal Vieten’s Warfighter Advance (warfighteradvance.org), one of the best recovery programs I have ever learned about. You will rarely hear such clarity brought to the difference between psychiatry and genuine help. Please listen to his story and his recovery. Visit Warfighter Advance @ http://www.warfighteradvance.org/
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – May 13, 2020
Professor of the Classics Michael Fontaine PhD was so interesting and inspiring two weeks ago talking about ancient pandemics that I asked him back to talk about two other amazing historical events: One is recent, from the 1970s: the famous Rosenhan study, called On Being Sane in Insane Places. Like many critics of conventional psychiatry, I was enamored with it. Rosenhan sent normal volunteers into emergency rooms, instructing them to act entirely normal except to say they were hearing a voice saying “Thud.” They were all locked up and given psychiatric drugs, and only other patients suspected they were not real patients. Or so David Rosenhan’s “scientific” tour de force supposedly unfolded. It turns out he conned us, not the psychiatrists. It’s an incredible story. Michael follows up with yet another amazing story, very old: A Roman play based on an even more ancient Greek play that offers a spoof on psychiatry and probably the first ever portrayal of abusive involuntary treatment Great stuff from a great and amusing scholar.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – May 6, 2020
With my new format that starts with breaking news, I talk about two new blogs by me and Ginger Breggin. The first is a highly-researched report about all of the mistakes made by our New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, who is setting a bad model for the nation. It is aptly titled, “Coronavirus SOS: Save Us from Governor Cuomo.” One part shows that once-secret army biowarfare experiments in the subway predicted how badly an epidemic would spread through the underground system and into the city. The second blog goes deeper into rampant nursing home deaths in NYS and ends with the shocking conclusion that political correctness kills. Check out our growing Coronavirus Resource Page on www.breggin.com for all of our reports and for background information and science. After my report, I interview Irish physician and psychotherapist Terry Lynch who is one the warmest and most intelligent therapists I have ever met, a man whose conversation I treasure, and someone you will be pleased to meet and to learn from. He is one of my most favorite guests.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – April 22, 2020
Today my radio/TV show starts a new format. The hour begins with my current news and analysis report. After the report comes an interview or other topics. Today’s news focuses on a fake VA study claiming that hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin were causing the deaths of veterans hospitalized with the coronavirus, but I come up with a shockingly different analysis of its own data—and force a turnabout in the media. After the report, Bob Whitaker, journalist and scientist, gives an extremely informative and lively interview about the latest big lie from psychiatry (it is a whooper) and about encouraging developments in Europe with drug-free inpatient treatment. This is truly a fine interview with one of the most effective people in the psychiatric reform movement. A good Dr. Peter Breggin Hour.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – April 29, 2020
A stunning interview with Professor of Classics Michael Fontaine, PhD about historical descriptions of the first recorded plague in Ancient Greece. It also raised interesting issues about women and children in classic times. This is one of the most interesting and enlightening interviews I have ever done. It became surprisingly inspiring on how to live today in the face of the coronavirus.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – April 15, 2020
At this time when families are afflicted with so much stress and yet forced to remain together in the same household, conflicts and tensions are likely to heighten. If approached properly, this close proximity, instead of leading to tragedy, can lead to vastly improved communication and much better relationships. My guest, psychologist Howie Glasser, and I discuss the most basic and important principles for having positive, rational communications that improve our relationships with those who matter in our lives. We provide guidelines and specific examples of how to change our approach to talking with those we care about and live with. This is a good complement to the previous week’s Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, “Talking Together,” in which I cover similar issues in a presentation own my own, drawing on my many years as a therapist, husband and parent.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – April 8, 2020
In this time of going stir crazy from the shutdown, this presentation could save your marriage and your family life. It can help you handle any trouble you may have now or in the future communicating with your husband or wife, your children, your friends, coworkers or boss. From decades of experience, here are four guidelines to vastly improve your life by vastly improving your relationships. I start with Western saloons that had signs, “Leave Your Guns Outside.” Even without guns or other weapons, we humans have so many ways of hurting each other in ordinary conversation. Here we learn how to stop hurting each other and then go on to how to make all of our words improve our communications and our most important relationships. This is among my best-ever presentations and perfect for those of us who are shut-in with family. It could turn those “inevitable” conflicts into the best times of our lives. You may end up grateful to this lousy virus for forcing you into learning how to remake your most important relationships. Meanwhile, thank you America for coming together, in part to save those of us like me who are old enough to be highly vulnerable to the corona virus.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – March 18, 2020
A brilliant spontaneous transcontinental conversation between myself and Great Britain’s leading psychiatrist, Joanna Moncrieff. We start with breaking news about the coronavirus epidemic in Great Britain, Europe and the USA, and the differing responses in various countries. Joanna gives a remarkable critique of the bizarre and unconscionable approval of Ketamine for depression by the FDA and describes the drug effects more clearly than you will hear anywhere else. We also discuss the very latest research confirming that antipsychotic drugs cause brain damage. We also talk about differing views on the US opioid epidemic. Along the way we touch on differences between the British and US medical and psychiatric systems as well as an overall critique of worldwide psychiatry. Just meeting psychiatrist Joanna Moncrieff makes this information-crammed radio/TV presentation worth your time. My wife Ginger and her mother Jean were “enthralled” by this show!
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – March 04, 2020
Shame is the great leveler, the emotion that knocks down the mighty as well as the rest of us. It is a biologically built in red stop light that can prevent us from achieving our most creative and even loving goals. Shaming has become a mainstay of politics and a tool for ruining the identities of boys and girls before they achieve adulthood. It drives students on campuses to believe they cannot handle “triggers,” instead of standing up to them. We often feel too ashamed to even recognize that shame is holding us back in our personal relationships and our broader ambitions. This presentation will show you identify this emotion that lurks in all of us without exception. I describe the origins of shame in evolution and childhood, and how to triumph over it. One of my best-ever presentations, it is based on my book Guilt, Shame and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Your Negative Emotions.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – Feb 26, 2020
Epidemic Anxiety. A life-changing presentation! I examine the causes and recovery from anxiety of all kinds from the corona virus, global warning and political threats to severe clinical anxieties and everyday worries. I describe how to tell the difference between anxiety and rational fears, the origins of anxiety in evolution and childhood, and the steps to take to overcome and transcend it. This pioneering presentation draws on my book, Guilt, Shame and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions and the concept of negative legacy emotions, which I also call primitive or Stone Age emotions, that we can free ourselves from to live fulfilling lives.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – Feb 19, 2020
You will be astonished by what you learn from my guest, Commander (R) Mary Neal Vieten PhD. She is the Founder and Director of Warfighter Advance, the best program in the world for the treatment of returning soldiers suffering from war trauma. It is a model for everything good in how to help people in emotional and physical distress. Their drug-free, non-medical education and training approach starts with one very intensive week with professional and peer follow up. It is enormously successful, helping nearly everyone come off drugs and live a better life. Talking with Dr. Vieten on the show leads me to give a heartfelt analysis of just how bad psychiatric treatment has become. I say it outright: Psychiatrists are among the most stupid people on Earth about human nature and human life. We discuss how psychiatry needs to be replaced by innovative, caring programs like Warfighter Advance. You will be inspired and informed by Dr. Vieten, by Warfighter Advance, and by the show. Note: Dr. Breggin misspoke when he said Dr. Vieten’s tours of duty were in Iraq.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – Feb 12, 2020
Judith A. Reisman PhD is my hero and my guest on this week’s radio/TV hour. Against enormous opposition, Dr. Reisman exposed the scientific fraud and outright child abuse perpetrated by Alfred Kinsey, a fake researcher and advocate for the destruction of sexual morality, who led the exploding sexual revolution that begin in 1948 and has never slowed down since then. His unethical, criminal activities–masquerading as science and published as bestsellers–helped to corrupt Western values, causing inestimable harm. We owe to him an escalation in broken families, the degradation of love and sexuality, and a rise in child abuse. Become one of the few to have heard this story. Without it, you will have no idea what drove the sexual revolution in America.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – Feb 5, 2020
THE BASIC KEY TO SUCCESSUL LIVING: With my marvelous guests, psychiatrist Pinar Miski MD and nutritionist/physician Pam Popper PhD we discuss perhaps the single most important key to success in life: Identifying our feelings of helplessness, then refusing to become helpless and finally determining instead taking charge of our lives. As a corollary, we discuss becoming a person who does not impose helplessness on others—a person who encourages people to be strong and self-determining. These are not just words or slogans. Nothing is more important life that learning to identify feelings of helplessness that can overcome us at critical moments in life when we must marshal all of psychological and intellectual resources in order to overcome emotional and real-life obstacles. And few things matter more in life than also empowering the people in our lives to overcome helpless and to become self-determining.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – Jan 29, 2020
Two psychiatrists, Peter R. Breggin, MD and Gail Tasch MD, squarely face the question as it has never been faced before: Is there a place for psychiatry on the face of the Earth. We look at and compare our training, consider the history and shortcomings of our profession and our colleagues, and come to a stunning conclusion. If psychiatrists can see the light at the end of the their own tunnel, they can become a heroic profession. They can save millions of people, perhaps hundreds of millions, from a plague of neurotoxicity that’s more widespread than any known viral epidemic.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – Jan 8, 2020
My discussion with researcher-filmmakers Aaron and Melissa Dykes will open your mind to what the future holds for all our brains and minds. It is far more insidious and potentially transformative of society than the primitive and yet tragic shenanigans of so-called modern psychiatry. For anyone who has wondered where a failed psychiatry will go—here is the answer that is now unfolding and it could be a far larger tragedy for the world and for humanity. I have spent much of my life fighting psychiatric oppression in the form of primitive attempts at controlling the brain and mind through neurotoxic drugs, electroshock, and psychiatric brain surgery. Now the FDA has approved electronic mind control in the form of Monarch, a device for flooding the brains of children with wholly destructive electrical impulses in the name of treating ADHD. Yet Monarch is crude compared to what billionaire entrepreneurs are close to implementing, not just for the “mentally ill,” but for all of us. Please listen pay attention to this stunning analysis and exposé of mind control—past, present and future—with researcher filmmakers Aaron and Melissa Dykes, who created the incredible full-length documentary film, The Minds of Men, which has now been seen by millions.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – Jan 1, 2020
On New Year’s Day 2020, Dr. Peter Breggin offers a heartfelt discussion of “The Best Stuff I’ve Ever Learned from Life.” He describes the experiences, ideas and attitudes that have contributed to his eight decades of vigorous, exciting and passionate living. This spontaneous, direct, often personally revealing hour will give you a window into how to live a good, satisfying and successful life of your own—one you can look upon each day proudly and with satisfaction. You probably know about Dr. Breggin’s decades of reform work and may be familiar with his blogs, books or videos; now hear what has guided his life.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – Dec 18, 2019
The newest psychiatric abuse of children—the Monarch electrical stimulator applied to the foreheads of kids labelled ADHD—is explained by electrical engineer Ken Castleman, PhD, who joins me and psychologist Michael Cornwall PhD. Now that the FDA has approved it, this new abuse will be unleashed not only on children unfortunate enough to be labelled ADHD but on anyone that prescribers think fit. Any child with a psychiatric diagnosis or a psychological problem will be fair game. We cannot stand by while a new wave of atrocities, in the form of electrical assaults, is unleash on millions of children. Someday we may look back to the good old days when the worst they did to our kids was drug them! Scrambling their brains with the electricity may be the ultimate atrocity. Please go to the Children’s Page to learn more about SPAC!
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – Dec 11, 2019
Psychiatric drugs can ruin our quality of life, causing brain damage, cognitive deficits, apathy and withdrawal reactions. Medication spellbinding then blinds us to the seemingly infinite harms caused by these potent neurotoxins. Dr. Breggin draws on many decades of clinical and forensic experience, his research, and his many scientific articles and books, including Toxic Psychiatry, Medication Madness and Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal. He reviews his most important observations and conclusions about the harmful effects of psychiatric drugs and how to withdraw from them. This one-hour talk is his most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of what everyone should know about psychiatric drugs before taking them or trying to withdraw from them. It is intended for the general public, including people taking or contemplating taking psychiatric drugs. But it also presents information and scientific principles largely unknown to mental health professionals. If they knew the truth, many therapists and other health professionals would think twice before referring their clients for psychiatric medications.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – Nov 27, 2019
On this remarkable radio/TV presentation of the Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, I talk with three outstanding Toronto activists and leaders in the antipsychiatry movement: psychologist Bonnie Burstow; psychiatrist Stephen Ticktin; and activist Oriel Varga. Much of our time emphasizes what they are doing in Canada and the world to stop psychiatric oppression—a goal which I wholly support. Yet we somewhat disagree about the nature and aims of psychotherapy. The disagreement pertains to whether individual freedom or the necessity of social change lies at the heart of living a good life. For me, therapy should enable individuals to pursue their own personal goals in a satisfying manner and I seldom find that political activism is high on anyone’s wish list. For my guests, political activism is part of recovery. An interesting discussion between well-meaning people who deeply respect and enjoy each other and yet who differ on an important aspect of what it means to live a good and satisfying life.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11/20/19
This Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, the third in my new radio/TV format, is probably my best-ever talk about how to overcome emotional and psychological impediments to sanity and a good life. On my own without a guest, I explain the nature of psychological or emotional helplessness and how to over come it, and then take the conversation deeper into our worst fears and dreads and how to pull ourselves out in order to live the best possible life. I begin this spontaneous talk by catching you up on the latest in electrically-induced mind control—the exact opposite of how to live life—and then spend most of the hour delving as deeply as I can into what life is about, including what are the worst threats, and how to live it above and beyond them.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – Nov 13, 2019
My friend and marvelous psychologist Michael Cornwall PhD is my guest on this, my second live radio show that is also filmed as a TV show for presentation as a video on my YouTube channel. Our lively conversation ranges over topics from the effect of emotional trauma on children to the FDA’s approval of Monarch, a method of electrically stimulating (really disrupting) the brains of children labelled ADHD, as well as any other children with almost any diagnosis that the doctor imagines it will help. I also return to an ongoing topic of genuine attempts at even more subtle forms of mind control than putting electrodes on the foreheads of sleeping children. Billions of dollars are behind developing computer-brain electrode-to-flesh connections both for “treating mental illness” and for making super-people. This is not conspiracy theory, this is not fantasy, this stuff is in fact being highly promoted. Find out more on www.breggin.com. And remember, this is now my weekly radio/TV show.
The First Dr. Peter Breggin Hour on TV
Starting with this show, The Dr. Peter Breggin Radio/TV Hour goes live with radio every Wednesday, followed by the filmed TV version a few days later on my YouTube Channel. Yes, it’s now a radio/TV show, thanks to new technology at Progressive Radio Network (www.PRN.FM). On this first radio/TV show, I am Joined by nutritionist Pam Popper PhD and psychiatrist and Pinar Miski, MD for a Peter, Pam and Pinar special. It will be a regular feature the first Wednesday of every month. This is the radio version of the fun, interesting and informative first presentation. It’s the inaugural radio/TV show, so please forgive a few glitches along the way.