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Breggin, Peter Roger 1936-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 263 publications in 2 languages and 11,868 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Contributor, Author of introduction, Editor, Performer, Other
Classifications: RC483, 618.92858906
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Peter Roger Breggin
 
Most widely held works by Peter Roger Breggin
Toxic psychiatry : why therapy, empathy, and love must replace the drugs, electroshock, and biochemical theories of the "new psychiatry" by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and German and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prozac, Xanax, Halcion, Haldol, Lithium. These psychiatric drugs--and dozens of other short-term "solutions"--Are being prescribed by doctors across the country as a quick antidote to depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other psychiatric problems. But at what cost? In this searing, myth-shattering exposé, psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, M.D., breaks through the hype and false promises surrounding the "New Psychiatry" and shows how dangerous, even potentially brain-damaging, many of its drugs and treatments are. He asserts that: psychiatric drugs are spreading an epidemic of long-term brain damage; mental "illnesses" like schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety disorder have never been proven to be genetic or even physical in origin, but are under the jurisdiction of medical doctors; millions of schoolchildren, housewives, elderly people, and others are labeled with medical diagnoses and treated with authoritarian interventions, rather than being patiently listened to, understood, and helped. Toxic Psychiatry sounds a passionate, much-needed wake-up call for everyone who plays a part, active or passive, in America's ever-increasing dependence on harmful psychiatric drugs
Reclaiming our children : a healing solution for a nation in crisis by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From recasting our attitudes as parents and getting more involved in schools as volunteers, to restructuring class sizes, limiting homework, and fostering honest dialog about the pressures in our society, Reclaiming Our Children shows us the way to lasting peace with and among our children. Beginning with a dramatic shift in adult priorities that places children at the center of our lives, Peter Breggin demonstrates how we can create loving, disciplined, and engaging relationships with all of our children if only we make the time."--Jacket
Your drug may be your problem : how and why to stop taking psychiatric drugs by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposing the shortcomings of psychiatric medicines, the authors offer a guide to withdrawing from a variety of powerful drugs, including sleeping pills, tranquilizers, antipsychotics, stimulants, and mood stabilizers
Talking back to prozac : what doctors won't tell you about today's most controversial drug by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And they take a hard look at the real story behind today's most controversial drug: the fact that Prozac was tested in trials of four to six weeks in length before receiving FDA approval; the difficulty Prozac's manufacturer had in proving its effectiveness during these tests; the information on side effects that the FDA failed to include in its final labeling requirements; how Prozac acts as a stimulant not unlike the addictive drugs cocaine and amphetamine; the dangers of possible Prozac addiction and abuse; the seriousness and frequency of Prozac's side effects, including agitation, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, loss of libido, and difficulty reaching orgasm; the growing evidence that Prozac can cause violence and suicide; and the social and workplace implications of using the drug not to cure depression but to change personality and enhance performance
Medication madness : a psychiatrist exposes the dangers of mood-altering medications by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medications for everything from depression and anxiety to ADHD and insomnia are being prescribed in alarming numbers across the country, but the "cure" is often worse than the original problem. The weight of scientific evidence and years of clinical experience eventually convinced psychiatrist Dr. Breggin that psychiatric drugs frequently cause individuals to lose their judgment and their ability to control their emotions and actions. Here he examines the issues surrounding personal responsibility when behavior seems driven by drug-induced adverse reactions and intoxication. This book is a frightening, dramatic look at the role that psychiatric medications have played in fifty cases of suicide, murder, and other violent, criminal, and bizarre behaviors. It serves as a cautionary tale about our reliance on potentially dangerous psychoactive chemicals to relieve our emotional problems and provides a positive approach to taking personal charge of our lives.--From publisher description
Talking back to ritalin : what doctors aren't telling you about stimulants and ADHD by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritische analyse van de toepassing van Ritalin en andere psychofarmaca bij de psychiatrische behandeling van kinderen
Electroshock, its brain-disabling effects by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking back to Ritalin : what doctors aren't telling you about stimulants for children by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharon A. Collins, MD, pediatrician
Guilt, shame, and anxiety : understanding and overcoming negative emotions by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the first unified theory of guilt, shame, and anxiety, this pioneering psychiatrist and critic of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs examines the causes and effects of psychological and emotional suffering from the perspective of biological evolution, child development, and mature adult decision-making. Drawing on evolution, neuroscience, and decades of clinical experience, Dr. Breggin analyzes what he calls our negative legacy emotions - the painful emotional heritage that encumbers all human beings. The author marshals evidence that we evolved as the most violent and yet most empathic creatures on Earth. Evolution dealt with this species-threatening conflict between our violence and our close-knit social life by building guilt, shame, and anxiety into our genes. These inhibiting emotions were needed prehistorically to control our self-assertiveness and aggression within intimate family and clan relationships. Dr. Breggin shows how guilt, shame, and anxiety eventually became self-defeating and demoralizing legacies from our primitive past that no longer play any useful or positive role in mature adult life. He then guides the reader through the Three Steps to Emotional Freedom, starting with how to identify negative legacy emotions and then how to reject their control over us. Finally, he describes how to triumph over and transcend guilt, shame, and anxiety on the way to greater emotional freedom and a more rational, loving, and productive life
The war against children by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of being helpful : empathy and the creation of a healing presence by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include vulnerability, nurturing, helplessness, forgiveness, and spirituality, as well as tips for working with clients in extreme emotional crises; children and families; and patients of culturally diverse backgrounds
The war on kids( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When victims of oppression are considered inherently inferior, little thought is given to the imposition of psychological abuse or the persistent and often capricious measures of establishing control. Even attitudes regarding physical punishment become morally blurred. While many documentaries have shed light on the chronic educational famine of the inner-city child, there has been no film to date that deals with the inescapable oppressive abuse that all children in America, regardless of race or class, face. Through zero tolerance, the excessive and invasive use of security measures, abuse of perscription drugs, and an educational system that is modeled after the penal system, a war has truly been waged on the kids of America
Psychiatric drugs, hazards to the brain by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond conflict : from self-help and psychotherapy to peacemaking by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The antidepressant fact book : what doctors won't tell you about Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, and Luvox by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war against children of color : psychiatry targets inner-city youth by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ritalin fact book : what your doctor won't tell you about ADHD and stimulant drugs by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... This invaluable guide presents the documented facts that your child's doctor might not know or think to tell you."--Page 4 of cover
Dimensions of empathic therapy( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This contribution to the helping professions delves into empathy as a cornerstone of personal life as well as professional practice. Contributors from various mental health disciplines discuss such themes as the interrelationship of empathy with love, self-awareness, and self transformation. Highlights include the application of specific techniques and descriptions of innovative models of an empathic approach to therapy and training. (Midwest)
Brain-disabling treatments in psychiatry : drugs, electroshock, and the psychopharmaceutical complex by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 new edition concludes with two entirely new chapters on treatment--one on how to safely withdraw from psychiatric drugs and the other about psychosocial and educational approaches to very disturbed people, including 20 guidelines for therapy
Psychiatric drug withdrawal : a guide for prescribers, therapists, patients, and their families by Peter Roger Breggin( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing in the field of mental health will do more good and reduce more harm than encouraging withdrawal from psychiatric drugs. The time is past when the focus in mental health was on what drugs to take for what disorders. Now we need to focus on how to stop taking psychiatric drugs and to replace them with more person-centered, empathic approaches. The goal is no longer drug maintenance and stagnation; the goal is recovery and achieving well-being. My new book, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Families, responds to a citizen rebellion that demands, "Help us get off these drugs!" It also encourages a professional revolution among concerned therapists who want to reject the idea of enforcing "patient compliance." It's time for therapists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, family therapists, and counselors to stop pushing their clients and patients to take psychiatric drugs that cause brain damage, harm the body, and shorten their patients' lives. In Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal, therapists will learn about psychiatric drugs to actively participate with patients and families in the medication decision-making process. - Author
 
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Alternative Names
Breggin, P. R. 1936-

Breggin, P. R. (Peter Roger), 1936-

Breggin, Peter.

Breggin, Peter 1936-

Breggin, Peter R.

Breggin, Peter R. 1936-

Breggin, Peter R. (Peter Roger), 1936-

Breggin, Peter Roger

Breggin, Peter Roger 1936-

Peter Breggin Amerikaans psychiater

Питер Роджер Бреггин

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Languages
English (143)

German (6)

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Reclaiming our children : a healing solution for a nation in crisisYour drug may be your problem : how and why to stop taking psychiatric drugsTalking back to prozac : what doctors won't tell you about today's most controversial drugMedication madness : a psychiatrist exposes the dangers of mood-altering medicationsTalking back to ritalin : what doctors aren't telling you about stimulants and ADHDTalking back to Ritalin : what doctors aren't telling you about stimulants for childrenThe war against childrenThe heart of being helpful : empathy and the creation of a healing presence