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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 10.05.16

I begin with my role in an $11.9 million Paxil suicide case. Then a favorite guest, Robert Foltz PsyD and I talk about his research on the patients’ view of treatment and his continuing study of the risks of psychiatric drugs for children. Dr. Foltz is a role model for being an honorable and effective psychologist.

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Gary G. Kohls, MD – An Overdue Expose of Electroconvulsive “Therapy”

A couple of days ago I wrote to an internet acquaintance who had mentioned that a severely depressed friend of hers was at the end of her ropes after failing to improve with a recent series of electroconvulsant therapy (ECT), something that had helped in the  past. The following is part of my response:   In response to your testimony about …

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Gary G. Kohls – The Drug-Induced Suicide of Robin Williams Two Years Later: And the Perils of Being a Drugged-up Insomniac Celebrity

Duty to Warn   The Drug-Induced Suicide of Robin Williams Two Years Later:   And the Perils of Being a Drugged-up Insomniac Celebrity   By Gary G. Kohls, MD           55 years ago (July 2, 1961) an American literary icon, Ernest Hemingway, committed suicide at his beloved vacation retreat in Ketchum, Idaho. He had just flown …

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ANDREW O’HEHIR – Lessons of the Panama Papers: Yes, the rich are different from us — they stole our money

F. Scott Fitzgerald apparently never told his Parisian drinking buddy Ernest Hemingway, “Ernie, the rich are different from us,” only to be rebuffed by the legendary comeback, “Yes, they have more money.” Like so many famous anecdotes, that one was cooked up years after the fact (probably by Fitzgerald’s posthumous editor, the literary critic Edmund Wilson). One reason that apocryphal …