Peter R. Breggin, M.D., is a leading critic of psychiatric drugs and the psychopharmaceutical complex. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Case Western Reserve Medical School, and was formerly a teaching fellow at Harvard Medical School and a full-time consultant with the National Institute of Mental Health. He is the director of the Center for the Study of Psychiatry and has been in the full-time practice of psychiatry in Bethesda, Maryland, since 1968. Dr. Breggin is the author, with Ginger Ross Breggin, of Talking Back to Prozac and The War Against Children.
"Dr. Breggin is the conscience of American psychiatry. The truths he tells are important not only for patients and professionals, but also for the general public. Definitely a 'must read'; even more important, a 'must think about.'" --Bertram P. Karon, Ph.D., author of Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia"Much of today's psychiatric science is based on wish, myth, and politics. Breggin addresses this self-serving pseudoscience head-on." --Loren Mosher, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Former Chief of the Center for Studies of Schizophrenia, The National Institute of Mental Health"Peter Breggin is the leading voice in this country exposing psychiatry's betrayal of the most fundamental essence of what it means to be human. In this Drug Age, read this book before your next dose." --Eileen Walkenstein, M.D., psychiatrist and author of Beyond the Couch, Don't Shrink to Fit, and Your Inner Therapist