Monthly Archives: May 1995

The Hazards of Treating “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” with Methylphenidate (Ritalin) (1995)

Originally published in The Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, Vol. 10(2) 1995, pp. 55-72 by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. and Ginger Ross Breggin ABSTRACT. The criteria for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder focus on behaviors that adults find frustrating and disruptive. Conflicts between children and adults are redefined as diseases or disorders within […]

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Psychiatry Doesn’t Help Mental Health Cause

The New York Times, March 8, 1995, page 24. To the Editor: Robert Klitzman’s “That Way Madness Lies” (Op-Ed, March 4) represents much of what’s wrong with the modern psychiatric approach. To illustrate why psychiatric financing should not be cut back, Dr. Klitzman recounts what can be called a “violent mania” […]

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