a review of
Toxic Psychiatry by Peter R. Breggin. St. Martins Press. 1991. 464 pages. $18.
“The only known biochemical imbalances in the brains of nearly all psychiatric patients are those caused by the treatments.”
--Peter Breggin, Talking Back to Prozac
This book is as important and radical as R.D. Laing’s “The Politics Of Experience” or Thomas Szasz’s “The Myth of Mental Illness.” Breggin has been a long time campaigner for reform of the mental health system and in the early seventies he led a successful movement to end the horrific practice of Lobotomy in the US.
May 7, 2015
Anti-psychiatry: the Psychology of Freedom
A Selected Bibliography
FE note: see related article Review, Toxic Psychiatry in this issue.
Breggin’s foundation web site: http://www.icspp.org/
Laing, R.D. & Esterson, A. (1964) Sanity, Madness, and the Family: Families of Schizophrenics. Penguin Books. ISBN 0140211578
May 9, 2015