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Brain-disabling treatments in psychiatry; drugs, electroshock, and the psychopharmaceutical complex.


Brain-disabling treatments in psychiatry; drugs, electroshock, and the psychopharmaceutical complex.

Breggin, Peter R.

Springer Publishing Co.


546 pages




Psychiatrist Breggin offers scientific research on dangerous behavioral abnormalities and brain dysfunctions caused by the newest and most commonly used psychiatric drugs. Reliance on the drugs, including Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Xanax, Ritalin, Concerta, lithium, and others, has escalated dramatically over the past two decades. The author provides theory and evidence that the psychiatric drugs achieve their purpose by causing brain dysfunction and that they "...tend to do far more harm than good." Chapters discuss specific biological effects of the drugs and the drugs themselves, treatment advice, and other forms of treatment such as electroconvulsive therapy. The author also discusses withdrawal, and alternative treatments and therapies.

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Date:Jun 1, 2008
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