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Author: Peter R. Breggin MD
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Title: Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock, and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex
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Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 2 edition (December 17, 2007)
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Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock, and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex by Peter R. Breggin MD



Peter R. Breggin MD. Renowned psychologist Peter Breggin documents how psychiatric drugs and electroshock disable the brain. He presents the latest scientific information on potential brain dysfunction and dangerous behavioral abnormalities produced by the most widely used drugs including Prozac, Xanax, Halcion, Ritalin, and lithium. The neuroleptic chapters have been updated to include much more material on the.

In the extreme, medication spellbinding drives individuals into bizarre, out-of-character destructive actions, including suicide and violence. The power of the complex, a concept that I introduced in 1991 in Toxic Psychiatry, has now received confirmation from innumerable books by disenchanted members of the medical establishment. Purchase Books by Dr. Peter R. Breggin, MD. Talking Back to Prozac. Empathic Therapy Training Film.

Peter R. Breggin, MD, has been called the conscience of psychiatry for his efforts to reform the mental health field, including his promotion of caring psychotherapeutic approaches and his opposition to the escalating overuse of psychiatric medications, the oppressive diagnosing and drugging of children, electroshock, lobotomy, involuntary treatment, and false biological theories. Dr. Breggin has been in the private practice of psychiatry since 1968, first in the Washington, . area, and now in Ithaca, New York. In 2002, they selected younger professionals to take over the center and the journal, although Dr. Breggin continues to participate in ICSPP activities.

Peter Breggin is the conscience of American psychiatry. Once more he updates us on the real evidence with respect to the safety and effectiveness of specific psychiatric medications and ECT. This information is needed by all mental health professionals, as well as patients and families. William Glasser, MD, psychiatrist, author of Reality Therapy In Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry, renowned psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, .

His most recent book, Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry, discusses his theory of medication spellbinding (in which patients are said to do worse after treatment but fail to see this or recognize why), the adverse effects of drugs and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), the hazards of diagnosing and medicating children, Breggin's theory of a l complex", and guidelines for psychotherapy and counseling. Breggin now lives in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York and practices psychiatry in Ithaca, New York. Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock and the Role of the FDA. New York: Springer Publishing Company. Treatments in Psychiatry by Peter Breggin MD Retrieved on 8 Mar 2018. Advocating Against Shock Treatment Retrieved on 7 Mar 2018.

Peter Breggin is the conscience of American psychiatry. -Bertram Karon, P. From the author of Toxic Psychiatry and Talking Back to Prozac.

Springer Publishing Company; 2008. 577 p. In Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry, renowned psychiatrist Peter R. Many of Breggin's earlier findings have improved. Clinical practice, led to legal victories against drug companies,.

Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry. Peter Breggin is the conscience of American psychiatry. Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University, Author of The Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia.

From the author of Toxic Psychiatry and Talking Back to Prozac:

Peter Breggin is the conscience of American psychiatry. Once more he updates us on the real evidence with respect to the safety and effectiveness of specific psychiatric medications and ECT. This information is needed by all mental health professionals, as well as patients and families." --Bertram Karon, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University, Author of The Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia

"Nowhere does false medical thinking do more harm than in the modern psychiatric argument that mental illness is easily diagnosed and then cured by a side-effect free drug. Nowhere is the correct psychiatric thinking more evident than in the books by Peter Breggin. -- William Glasser, MD, psychiatrist, author of Reality Therapy

In Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry, renowned psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, M.D., presents startling scientific research on the dangerous behavioral abnormalities and brain dysfunctions produced by the most widely used and newest psychiatric drugs such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Cymbalta, Effexor, Xanax, Ativan, Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Strattera, Risperdal, Zyprexa, Geodon, Abilify, lithium and Depakote.

Many of Breggin's earlier findings have improved clinical practice, led to legal victories against drug companies, and resulted in FDA-mandated changes in what the manufacturers must admit about their drugs. Yet reliance on these drugs has continued to escalate in the last decade, and drug company interests have overwhelmed psychiatric practice.

This greatly expanded second edition, supported by the latest evidence-based research, shows that psychiatric drugs achieve their primary or essential effect by causing brain dysfunction, and that they tend to do far more harm than good.

New scientific analyses in this completely updated edition include: Chapters covering every new antidepressant and stimulant drug Twenty new guidelines for how to conduct non-drug therapy A chapter describing how to safely withdraw from psychiatric drugs A discussion of "medication spellbinding," explaining how patients fail to appreciate their drug-induced mental dysfunctions Documentation of how the drug companies control research and the flow of information about psychiatric treatments

Reviews: 7
Vinainl
Dr. Peter Breggin has stellar medical credentials, but he is a voice in the wilderness when it comes to exposing the shocking state of psychiatric drug prescribing as well as other more barbaric practices which do so much more harm than good. He is of the belief, that humane interaction with patients, particularly actually listening to their concerns, and getting a medical history before throwing pharmaceuticals at them, is the way to really help them. This is a companion piece to Dr. Breggin's more recent book, How to Get Off Psychiatric Drugs Safely. Although I was intimately familiar with this topic, having lived through an excruciating experience with several primary care and psychiatric professionals, anyone interested in the topic in general will find this book eye-opening.
Daron
Very disturbing and enlightening information. I wish that I or my doctor had known this information for the past 20 years. It would have made a life-changing difference.
Friert
I bought this book as an adjunct to reading Dr. Wesley Muhammad's " Understanding the Assault on The Black Man, Black Manhood, and Black Masculinity." The revelations made by Dr. Breggin are disturbing. They support 100% the position of Dr. Muhammad with respect to part four(etc) of the above mentioned book.
Goktilar
What an eyeopening book!
Arilak
Informative and useful text.
Arabella V.
After years of dealing with and caring for a spouse who had fallen victim of prescription writing psychiatrists, I was immediately drawn to this publication when I found it referenced. Dr. Breggin confirmed what I had been suspecting for months, if not years; my spouse was no better off for all the drugs prescribed...and she had become a non-functioning person as a result of taking those drugs. The author details the terrible side effects of commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs, and points out how the prescribers, psychiatric MD's, routinely ignore and fail to warn the patient and the patient's family of the downsides and long-term ineffectiveness of those drugs. Dr. Breggin gives specific examples and references to commonly prescribed psychiatric medications, elaborates on details of their testing and approval processes, and offers proof that the drugs are often more harmful than effective and that they tend to create the very symptoms that the patient is trying to eleviate. He also points out that the prescribers never accept responsibility for a patient not recovering, and consequently they just change medications or add additional drugs to the "cocktail" when symptoms persist. After digesting the information in the book, we have developed a plan for withdrawing my spouse from the drugs while maintaining a relationship with the psychiatrist currently
Purebinder
This is an amazingly researched book, extremely informative, and thorough. It details the history of each psychiatric drug and its acceptance and side effects as well as why doctors prescribe them. The author has access to all the hidden information, the failed trials that are swept under the rug, and all the less than pristine tactics employed by the drug companies in their effort to secure profitability. It is an eye opener as to the influence of drug companies on the treatment decisions of psychiatrists, and it describes how blind psychiatrists are to the harm they are causing to patients with the use of these toxic drugs. It will give you very uncomfortable information and make your blood boil with outrage. Dr Breggin shows amazing honesty and courage.
Where the book fails for me, it is in offering a solution, because its premise is that drugs are poisons and should be avoided and that every mental illness can be treated with therapy alone. I am quite sure the latter is not true, and drugs are sometimes necessary. What is quite true is the blinding of doctors to the effects of their drugs, and their inability to sort out symptoms from side effects once the patient has been medicated.

All in all, an amazing source of information on drugs and how psychiatrists think,a must read, but no clear solution for intractable problems.
Don't miss these book!

The best book about psychiatry, especially for physicians.
And, of course, for people that use these drugs.