Hero of the Week: February 20, 2020 – Peter Roger Breggin

Breggin is the author of many books critical of psychiatric medication, including Toxic Psychiatry, Talking Back to Prozac, and Talking Back to Ritalin. 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 "psychopharmaceutical complex," and guidelines for psychotherapy and counseling.

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Wikipedia: Peter Roger Breggin

Books by Dr. Peter R. Breggin, MD