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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.15.18

In the hour preceding this particularly great hour of my own radio show,  I watched myself flicker across the screen of a Dr. Oz television show titled “Is There a Link between Psychiatric Drugs and Violence?”  Oz gives me a few seconds to say that the FDA confirms that antidepressants cause “hostility and aggression,” and then cuts me off as I’m …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.07.18

Replay From 04.20.16 Kelly Brogan MD is a shining star of a psychiatrist!  You will want to know her!   Coming through the establishment, she broke free to treat patients the way she would want to be treated, and from there, to a deeper understanding of life from the menace of the psychopharmaceutical ideology to the worth of what we both …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.01.18

Leah Ashe PhD and I “sit at the kitchen table” so-to-speak and have a lovely conversation about the knowable and the unknowable in life, starting with our relationship to food, and to then to the animals that most of us eat, and then to each other and the unknowable and knowable we find in and with each other.  I enjoyed this …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 02.21.18

Would you like to eavesdrop on a conversation with a pediatrician who is rational, kind, thoughtful and informed while he talks about how he helps children and parents in his practice on a daily basis?  What pediatrician Tom Ryan, MD teaches us about helpful communication is applicable to every aspect of life.  He and I discuss a broad range of difficult subjects, …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 02.14.18

Andrew Thibault’s new film Speed Demons, available on Amazon.com, is a major contribution to understanding the murder and mayhem perpetrated under the influence of psychiatric drugs.  It is beautifully filmed, profoundly empathic, and very informative.  Although focused on prescribed amphetamines, we learn about the overall cover up of psychiatric drug-induced violence.  In our wide-ranging discussion today, what struck me most poignantly was how Andrew …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 02.09.18

Here is the show summary: Dr. Bruce Perry, neuroscientist and child psychiatrist, coauthor of Born to Love and The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, presents the latest science on the interface between brain biology, empathy, and the provision of genuine help. A unique and very informative discussion.  This is a replay from my interview with him on 12.12.12 but Dr. Perry’s important …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 01.31.18

Psychologist Howie Glasser created the Nurtured Heart Approach to therapy and education, and really to life.   Children, especially those with great perceptivity and energy, quickly discover that they get more time, attention, and intensive relating by being difficult than by being easy. Often we tend to ignore children until they do make trouble!  Howie’s approach is to help children to appreciate and …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 01.24.18

My guest, journalist MK Mendoza, provides one of the most heartfelt, original and important hours I have experienced on the air.  One year after her father’s death, she speaks out in public for the first time about what it is like to be a family member of someone labelled mentally ill who was then destroyed by psychiatric treatment.  From the age of …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 01.17.18

Andrew Sercombe from Great Britain works outside the establishment in his own business as a “therapeutic coach.”  He brings enormous enthusiasm, spirituality, sound values and practical psychology to his high impact, short-term approach to helping people find and pursue what they want in life.  To those of us accustomed to a slower more leisurely pace, Andrew will be both challenging and inspiring.  Andrew …