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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.27.19

A very good Open Mic Wednesday, which takes place every last Wednesday of the month at 4 pm NY time.   The number to call from anywhere is 888 874 4888.  Today, calls varied from how to live life without drugs to surviving as a good therapist in professional communities that push drugs.  I also talk about the secrets to life.  …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.20.19

My guest is British psychiatrist Joanna Moncrieff for whom I have deep respect for remaining a caring, pioneering professional and a writer of important books while participating in “the system,” in this case the National Health Service of Great Britain.   We examine the differences between US and British psychiatry, especially the seemingly greater opportunity for divergent opinions and at times …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.14.19

An absolutely amazing show with guest and friend Pam Popper, physician and nutritionist, as we discuss our reactions on returning from the recent conference in Denmark inaugurating Peter Gøtzsche’s brand new Institute for Scientific Truth.  I conceived of the Institute and conference to bolster Peter’s morale after I learned that he was coming under such heavy attack from the European …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 02.27.19

Today’s hour is the deepest I have gone in talking about empathy as an intentional listening to, acceptance and understanding of another person.  It is open mic Wednesday, which is always the last Wednesday of the month, and I began the hour by focusing on empathy and so did my callers.   If you want to understand how to find friends, …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 02.21.19

My guest is Los Angeles psychiatrist Judith Orloff and as I predicted in my Frequent Alert before the show, it was an astonishingly inspiring and educational hour about the empathic side of us human beings, and especially about those of us who are empaths and who very deeply experience the people and the environment around us.  I talked more than …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 02.13.19

My guest Andrew Thibault is the film maker who made Speed Demons, one of the best documentaries ever on how psychiatric drugs drove a real-life highly intelligent, kind and caring young man into a violent killer.  Unlike most of these films, Andrew gives us a sympathetic close-up, personal look into the life of the medication victim who then becomes a …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 02.06.19

Between Terry Lynch MD and me, I think we have a hundred years of experience working with patients or clients, and that is what our show is about.  Terry, who lives and works in Ireland, began as family physician and became disillusioned with the psychiatric approach being taken to people with emotional suffering.  He bypassed psychiatry completely-an act of wisdom …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 01.30.19

This was such a great show, I had to reassure my wonderful audience that every single caller was spontaneous and as surprising to me as it was to them.  This was Open Mic Wednesday, which occurs every last Wednesday of the month.  Topics covered were successful psychiatric drug withdrawals, building relationships when you feel emotionally unstable and lacking in confidence, …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 01.16.19

My guest Kim Witczak represents consumers on the FDA committee that makes recommendations to the agency about drug approval.  Kim lost her husband to suicide while he was taking the antidepressant Zoloft.  She is a remarkable example of surmounting tragedy to make a real contribution to society.   Kim is also a fountain of information about shenanigans and trends at the FDA and its …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 01.09.19

My guest Michael Fontaine is a Professor of Classics who, every time he comes on my radio show, creates an hour of conversation that is incredibly interesting and closely related to modern life.  He informs us about homosexuality in ancient times on the part of both adult males and females and about the segregation of the sexes that made romantic love …