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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 01.10.18

Tony Stanton, MD is a child and adult psychiatrist who has been in the field almost as long as I have, and like me from the beginning knew that drugs were not the answer.  For more than two decades, Tony ran a program in California that took the last resort children of the state, those who had “failed” everywhere else, often …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 12.13.17

Probably the deepest, most far-ranging discussing on “personal responsibility” you will ever hear, beautifully shared with my guest in a single hour. Brian Russell, a lawyer and psychologist with wide-ranging interests, focuses with me on what it means to take responsibility for living a rich, full, principled and loving life.   Politics, religion, personal relationships—nothing is off bounds in our attempt to …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 12.06.17

My guest Dr. Michael Corrigan is an extraordinary man in many ways.   He has a big heart and a giant brain!  And he devotes it to the task of advocating for children through scientific projects, educational campaigns, and whatever else is possible.   In a rousing discussion we talk about what in the world can we do to get …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.29.17

My guest again is Peter Gøtzsche, MD, the remarkable Danish physician and researcher who has written the stunning book, Deadly Psychiatry and Organized Denial. Our theme is “How Psychiatry Uses Force Against Its Patients and Its Critics.”   This impassioned conversation will give you a deeper look into how the two of us think about our scientific and reform work; and about the …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.22.17

James Moore has “lived experience” with the harm caused by antidepressants and the difficulties of withdrawing from them.   He reveals his own personal struggles in order to encourage and inform others.   James reminds us that doctors in the US or Great Britain know very little about the difficulties of withdrawal and instead blame these reactions on the patient’s “mental illness.”  James is finding …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.15.17

According to my guest, investigative journalist Jon Rappoport, the opioid epidemic is much more than an epidemic–it is a criminal conspiracy. He describes how the US Congress, FDA, DEA and Justice Department have systematically refused or failed to deal with the sources of the flood of pain medications knowingly over-produced and misdirected into the addiction market by the Pharmaceutical Industry. …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.08.17

My guest Bonnie Burstow PhD is an amazing researcher and scholar, and one of the world’s leading activists against psychiatric abuse, including electroshock.  Bonnie’s creativity is boundless, and describes the courage it took to write her new novel about ECT called “The Other Mrs. Smith.” She does a reading from her book on the air that is incredibly moving. Bonnie …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.01.17

My marvelous guest is Pam Popper PhD who is devoting her life to informed decision-making in medicine, which includes informed nutrition and informed mental health.   You can meet me and Pam in person next week in Columbus, Ohio at her conference, November 10-12.  I’m cosponsoring and have invited the great Danish critic of psychiatry, Peter Gøtzsche, to be there, too!   Meanwhile, this is an …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 10.25.17

Wayne Douglas is a benzo survivor who has gradually recovered over many years and who helps to organize the annual World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day (W-BAD).  He has a great deal to teach us about both the harms and recovery from these highly addictive drugs that cause so much harm to mental functioning.  His life story is inspiring as well in exemplifying how …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 10.18.17

Journalist and educator Patrick Hahn joins me to share a theme that has increasingly drawn my attention—the industrialization of our lives from before birth to after death.    The Pharmaceutical Empire along with the medical/psychiatric industry thinks nothing of poisoning children in the womb with drugs that cross the placenta to harm fetal development and that after birth cross through the mother’s …