From FAQ: Addiction and withdrawal

All psychiatric drugs have the potential to cause withdrawal reactions, including the antidepressants, stimulants, tranquilizers, antipsychotic drugs, and “mood stabilizers” such as lithium. When the individual’s condition grows markedly worse within days or weeks of stopping the psychiatric drug, this is almost always due to a withdrawal reaction. However, misinformed […]

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From FAQ: ECT and psychosurgery

The hazards of electroshock and psychosurgery Electroshock (ECT) and lobotomy (psychosurgery) exemplify the tendency of psychiatric practitioners to inflict brain damage on patients in the name of “treatment.” Many people are surprised to learn that shock treatment is still widely used in the United States.  The subject is covered in […]

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From FAQ: Growth Inhibition

Growth inhibition and mental suppression caused by stimulants     Few subjects have distressed Dr. Breggin as much as the psychiatric abuse of children with drugs, electroshock and even lobotomy. With so many children now taking psychiatric drugs, it is no exaggeration to say that we are damaging the brains […]

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Mental dysfunction and addiction caused by benzodiazepines

Currently among the most widely-prescribed psychiatric medications, benzodiazepines or tranquilizers can produce a wide variety of abnormal mental responses and hazardous behavioral abnormality, including rebound anxiety and insomnia, mania (especially Xanax) and other forms of psychosis, paranoia, violence, antisocial acts, depression, and suicide. These drugs can impair cognition, ranging from […]

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From FAQ: Side Effects

Psychiatric drug side effects and adverse reactions  The following brief summaries of adverse drug reactions are very abbreviated and merely hint at the widespread and potentially devastating side effects associated with all psychiatric medications. For a more thorough examination of neurological and psychological side effects,  please consult Dr. Breggin’s books, […]

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