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Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry

Drugs, Electroshock, and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex

Second Edition

Peter Roger Breggin (author)

ISBN: 9780826129345

Publication Date: Dec 2007

Format: Hardback

Documents how psychiatric drugs and electroshock disable the brain. The author presents the scientific information on potential brain dysfunction and dangerous behavioral abnormalities produced by the most widely used drugs including Prozac, Xanax, Halcion, Ritalin, and lithium.
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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.For this edition of the book, the concept of brain-disabling treatment has been updated and expanded with the additional concept of medication spellbinding (intoxication anosognosia). The neuroleptic chapters have been updated to include much more material on the newer, atypical drugs, and well as new information on the neurotoxicity and cytotoxicity of all antipsychotic drugs. A massive amount of new information about antidepressant drugs and the stimulant drugs has resulted in an additional chapter on each drug.

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Peter Breggin has written the definitive text for professionals and the public alike who really want to know the hazards, inadequacies and illusions of psychopharmacology. This book will be a foundation for those who specialize in medication-free treatment. -Kevin F. McCready, PhD Clinical Director, San Joaquin Psychotherapy Center "This book proves once again that Peter Breggin truly is the 'conscience of American psychiatry.' Breggin shows that the brain-disabling hypothesis of organic psychiatric treatments is overwhelmingly confirmed by clinical experience and the scientific literature. With astounding numbers of elderly, adults, and children on prescribed psychoactive drugs, Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry should be required reading for all medical interns, practicing physicians, and mental health professionals." -David Cohen, PhD Professor of Social Services, University of Montreal
Pages 608
Date Published 30 Dec 2007
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Subject/s Psychiatry   Psychotherapy  

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