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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.15.18

This was open mic hour where you, my marvelous listening audience, get a chance to tell your story and to ask questions.  Today we had many very uplifting stories and many interesting and important questions.  I offer the best I can in the way of advice, direction and encouragement.  Although I’ve often taken calls like this on other people’s radio shows, this was my first …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – Where are all the young psychiatrists?

Where are all the young psychiatrists?  Well, they are beginning to express themselves.  My guest is psychiatrist Pinar Miski, MD, who teaches my live on-line course, “Why and How Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs,” which you can find onwww.breggin.com.   Pinar brings serious clinical experience as a psychiatric consultant on medical wards and also as a person knowledgeable in the field of nutrition.   She offers a caring, straightforward and …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.02.18

My guest today is Dr. Ayo Maat, a pastoral counselor and unrelenting activist in Chicago’s inner city.   In a far-ranging discussion we look at what people living in poverty and disability in the inner cities really need.  We also describe our mutual efforts in the 1990s that successfully stopped a racist eugenic federal program in the United States, including Chicago.  Some of what …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 07.27.18

My guest is product liability attorney Steve Sheller.  Steve is unquestionably one of the strongest, most effective and most feared attorneys in the world—a threat of giant proportions to unscrupulous drug companies.   In a fast-moving show, we focused on the horrific nefarious activities of the drug company J & J (Johnson & Johnson) and its subsidiary Janssen, as well as the drug industry in general.  …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 07.18.18

My wonderful listening audience, thanks to you our first Open Mic Wednesday on the Dr. Peter Breggin Hour was a great success.  I had announced it three days earlier on my Frequent Alerts and the moment the hour began at 4 pm New York time the phone lines lit up.  I took half-a-dozen great calls from India, Canada and across the US.  Questions like “Is schizophrenia curable?” …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 07.11.18

With our new and more interactive radio program format with news, commentary and callers, today my guest is Wayne Douglas, cofounder of Benzodiazepine Awareness Day which is going on around this world on this very day.   Wayne’s infectious enthusiasm keeps you on the pioneering edge of what global leaders are doing to confront the harm being done by psychiatric drugs.   In his …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 06.27.18

Welcome to the second show in my new format with special features and callers.  My guest Pam Popper PhD is the best, most science-based nutritionist I have ever known and a great person as well.  The show goes back and forth between nutrition and psychology in a lively conversation with the most truly informed and ethical nutritionist you will ever hear on …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 06.13.18

This show introduces a new, exciting and varied format, bringing you, the listener, into much closer communication with me and our audience.   First, I am taking callers for the first time.  Call 888 874 4888 between 4 and 5 pm on Wednesdays.  Second, I have an email where you can send questions and suggestions for the show at any time.  The email isbregginlive@hotmail.com.  I cannot answer by …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 06.08.18

My guest, Peter Kinderman PhD, is an articulate leader in British psychology who is having a positive influence on psychology, psychiatry and the politics of mental health–achievements that could not yet happen in the US.  Peter works within the system in a way that could not yet occur here within our professional organizations, universities or federal government.  Hear about some good trends in mental health in Great Britain and Europe …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 05.23.18

Patrick D. Hahn is a genuine scholar of the history of psychiatry who leads us through the turns and twists of psychiatry’s struggle with its untruths from the Nazi doctors led by Ernst Rudin to the field of psychotherapy led by Sigmund Freud.  It’s an endless tale of ignoring what people really suffer from–abuse and rejection in growing up, followed by abuse …