Why therapy, empathy, and love must replace the drugs, electroshock, and biochemical theories of the "new psychiatry". 
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 Why therapy, empathy, and love must replace the drugs, electroshock, and biochemical theories of the "new psychiatry".

Toxic Psychiatry by Peter R. Breggin, M.D.

TOXIC PSYCHIATRY: Why therapy, empathy, and love must replace the {*filter*},
electroshock, and biochemical theories of the "new psychiatry."

paperback edition published 1994 by St. Martin's Press

"Dr. Peter Breggin is the conscience of American psychiatry." --Bertram P.
Karon, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University, author of
The Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia

"Breggin is a one-man intellectual SWAT team, launching an all-out attack
against the deception, half truths and downright lies of
psychiatry." --Jeffrey Mousaieff Masson, PhD., author of When Elephants Weep
and The {*filter*} on Truth

Prozac, Ritalin, Xanax, Halcion, Haldol, Lithium. These psychiatric
{*filter*}--and dozens of other short-term "solutions"--are being prescribed by
doctors across the country as a quick antidote to depression, panic
disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, post- traumatic stress
disorder, and other psychiatric problems. But at what cost?

In this searing, myth-shattering expose', psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin,
M.D., breaks through the hype and false promises surrounding the "New
Psychiatry." He shows how dangerous, even potentially brain-damaging, many
of its {*filter*} and treatments are. He asserts that psychiatric {*filter*} are
spreading an epidemic of long-term brain damage; that mental "illnesses"
like schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety disorder have never been proven
to be genetic or even physical in origin, but are under the jurisdiction of
medical doctors; that millions of school children, housewives, elderly
people and other vulnerable people are labeled with medical diagnoses and
treated with biological interventions, rather than being patiently listened
to, understood, and helped.

This book provides invaluable and detailed discussions of the potential
damaging side effects of the various psychiatric {*filter*} and electroshock, as
well as offering hopeful alternatives. It places the "New Psychiatry" within
the larger context of the psychopharmaceutical complex who's biggest
priority is the financial bottom line.

If you only get one book to start with, it should be Toxic Psychiatry.

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