Home > Books > Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock, and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex
Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock, and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex
View PDF

Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock, and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex

Publication Year: 2007
Edition: 2nd
Authors/Editor: Breggink Peter R.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 978-0-826-12934-5
Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 36
  • Description
  • Details

Renowned psychologist Peter Breggin documents how psychiatric drugs and electroshock disable the brain. He presents the latest scientific information on potential brain dysfunction and dangerous behavioral abnormalities produced by the most widely used and newest psychiatric drugs.

Many of Breggin's earlier findings have improved clinical practice, led to legal victories against drug companies, and resulted in FDA-mandated changes in what the manufacturers must admit about their drugs. Yet reliance on these drugs has continued to escalate in the last decade, and drug company interests have overwhelmed psychiatric practice.

This greatly expanded second edition, supported by the latest evidence-based research, shows that psychiatric drugs achieve their primary or essential effect by causing brain dysfunction, and that they tend to do far more harm than good.

'New scientific analyses in this completely updated edition include:
* Chapters covering every new antidepressant and stimulant drug
* Twenty new guidelines for how to conduct non-drug therapy
* A chapter describing how to safely withdraw from psychiatric drugs
* A discussion of "medication spellbinding," explaining how patients fail to appreciate their drug-induced mental dysfunctions
* Documentation of how the drug companies control research and the flow of information about psychiatric treatments

  • Platform:
    OvidMD Ovid
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Breggink Peter R.
  • ISBN: 978-0-826-12934-5
  • Specialty:
    Child Development Psychology
    Clinical Psychology
    Psychiatry
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Pages: 576
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2007
  • Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 36

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
CAB Abstracts The most comprehensive database for applied life sciences, CAB Abstracts gives researchers instant access to over 8.4 million records, with over 360,000 abstracts added each year.
JOTM
Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR) A definitive resource for electronic information in the evidence based medicine movement that combines the most trusted resources into a single, fully-searchable database.
JOTM
Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology Helps practicing neurologists to improve patient care, stay abreast of advances in neurology, and develop lifelong, self-directed learning and critical thinking skills.
JOTM
Journal of Healthcare Management Offers timely articles that inform and guide executives, managers, educators, and researchers. It contains regular columns by experts and practitioners on trending topics.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2019
A practical, highly organized resource for clinicians in primary care, family medicine, emergency medicine, nursing, and pediatrics. Provides rapid access to guidance on diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up, and associated factors for more than 540 diseases and conditions.

Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice
This new edition of one of the premier references for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings delivers current guidelines, real-life case studies, and evidence-based protocols developed by master educators and practitioners.