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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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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.25.16

Joanna Moncrieff MD is a stellar British psychiatrist, a combination of scientist, clinician and caring human being too rarely seen in our profession. All of her books are worth reading. She talks to us about progress in the treatment of people labelled “schizophrenic” and how the British psychiatric establishment is responding to new information about drug-induced brain damage. You will get in on the ground floor of the study she is leading in Great Britain to try carefully withdrawing so-called schizophrenic patients from their antipsychotic drugs, which is an important event in our field. Join us!

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Report: Health Impacts from Climate Change a ‘New Kind of Threat’ (with No Easy Cure)

Climate change is a serious threat to public health, particularly for pregnant women, children, communities of color, and low-income people, a government report issued Monday has warned. The report, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessmentfinds that rising temperatures in the coming years will bring along with them the increased risk of: death from …

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KELLY BROGAN – 7 Facts About Depression That Will Blow You Away

A silent tragedy in the history of modern health care is happening right now in America, but no one is talking about it. We have been told a story of depression: that it is caused by a chemical imbalance and cured by a chemical fix—a prescription. More than 30 million of us take antidepressants, including one in seven women (one …

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Adderall Side Effects Include Memory Loss And Brain Damage – Try These Natural Alternatives Instead

Adderall, the most popular drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has been used by many of the 6.4 million American children currently diagnosed with ADHD but also misused by 20-30% of all students who are trying to gain better concentration for taking tests in college. It can be extremely addictive, and has a row of side effects including nervousness, dry mouth, poor circulation, numbness in …

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PTSD nation? U.S. shootings inflict growing mental toll

Mass shootings from Newtown to San Bernardino are weighing ever more heavily on Americans, with signs of post-traumatic stress spreading far beyond the circle of survivors and loved ones, experts say. Gun violence kills about 30,000 Americans every year and mass shootings—rare in most countries—have been on the rise in the United States. According to tracking website gunviolencearchive.org, there were …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.11.15

Nightmarish social control becomes a medical reality. My guest Michael Cornwall blows the whistle on probable FDA approval of a lobotomizing antipsychotic drug with a microchip that tells authorities whether you have really swallowed it. The brutal personal and societal implications are staggering.

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Ask Beatty – 08.03.15

A 30 million dollar mental health program for low income New Yorkers is on its way, according to Chirlane McCray, wife of Mayor de Blasio . Listen to Beatty ‘s experience in Montreal when people young and old are given access to mental health services in their own communities. It can change their lives and relationships forever!