Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications

Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications By Peter R. Breggin, Medications for everything from depression and anxiety to ADHD and insomnia are being prescribed in alarming numbers across the country, but the cure is often worse than the original problem Medication Madness is a fascinating, frightening, and dramatic look at the role that psychiatric medications have played in fifty cases of suicide, murder, and other violent, criminMedications for everything from depression and anxiety to ADHD and insomnia are being prescribed in alarming numbers across the country, but the cure is often worse than the original problem Medication Madness is a fascinating, frightening, and dramatic look at the role that psychiatric medications have played in fifty cases of suicide, murder, and other violent, criminal, and bizarre behaviors.As a psychiatrist who believes in holding people responsible for their conduct, the weight of scientific evidence and years of clinical experience eventually convinced Dr Breggin that psychiatric drugs frequently cause individuals to lose their judgment and their ability to control their emotions and actions Medication Madness raises and examines the issues surrounding personal responsibility when behavior seems driven by drug induced adverse reactions and intoxication.Dr Breggin personally evaluated the cases in the book in his role as a treating psychiatrist, consultant or medical expert He interviewed survivors and witnesses, and reviewed extensive medical, occupational, educational and police records The great majority of individuals lived exemplary lives and committed no criminal or bizarre actions prior to taking the psychiatric medications.Medication Madness reads like a medical thriller, true crime story, and courtroom drama but it is firmly based in the latest scientific research and dozens of case studies The lives of the children and adults in these stories, as well as the lives of their families and their victims, were thrown into turmoil and sometimes destroyed by the unanticipated effects of psychiatric drugs In some cases our entire society was transformed by the tragic outcomes.Many categories of psychiatric drugs can cause potentially horrendous reactions.Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Xanax, lithium, Zyprexa and other psychiatric medications may spellbind patients into believing they are improved when too often they are becoming worse Psychiatric drugs drive some people into psychosis, mania, depression, suicide, agitation, compulsive violence and loss of self control without the individuals realizing that their medications have deformed their way of thinking and feeling.This book documents how the FDA, the medical establishment and the pharmaceutical industry have over sold the value of psychiatric drugs It serves as a cautionary tale about our reliance on potentially dangerous psychoactive chemicals to relieve our emotional problems and provides a positive approach to taking personal charge of our lives.. Medication Madness A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood Altering Medications Medications for everything from depression and anxiety to ADHD and insomnia are being prescribed in alarming numbers across the country but the cure is often worse than the original problem Medicatio

  • Title: Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications
  • Author: Peter R. Breggin
  • ISBN: 9781466823952
  • Page: 380
  • Format: ebook
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    1. Due to the large number of people that I have come in contact w over the years as a jail chaplain, coach, pastor, who have at one time or another sought my help for either themselves or others they care about, I have had a high level of interest in counseling, psychology related topics Along the way I have also encountered a large number of these people who were suffering in many ways that seemed to worsen regardless of the kind of advice or help I offered What I also discovered was that many, d [...]

    2. In Medication Madness, Peter Breggin describes dozens of cases that he has personally evaluated as a practicing psychiatrist These stories were told without embellishment their truth was dramatic enough Through his clearly sympathetic retelling, we hear about children and adults who have been emotionally injured and sometimes driven mad by psychiatric medications, many committing horrific crimes p 1 Antidepressants, anti anxiety medications, anti psychotics and ADHD stimulants are all, at variou [...]

    3. This is an excellent book It explains how drug companies suppress and or manipulate the results of their trials before they put a new drug on the market related to psychiatric diagnoses Once on the market these drugs are aggressively promoted to doctors to use as add ons and in combination with other drugs that they have never had tests trials done Payoffs, lobbying, suppressing information, case histories of patients that have had their minds altered by one pill I think this is a very important [...]

    4. Dr Breggin has done it again I applaud his fine effort in this remarkable book and encourage any thinking human being to read it, and read it now The description of spellbinding and the application thereof, to all our addictions, is worth way beyond the price of the book I have been associated with Dr Breggin s ICSPP organization for several years and am proud of that association and for standing up for psychiatric patient s rights A great book by a truly great man of our time.

    5. More mandatory reading for anyone thinking about putting themselves or a loved one on a psych med Risky, risky business

    6. Very insightful and helpfulThis book and others by Dr Breggin have been very insightful and helpful in understanding how to help my son who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder over 20 years ago Many years of Depakote and lithium have left him with so many serious side effects and related major health issues Now I am confident there is a better way.

    7. It took me six weeks to read this book and I m glad I did read it slowly Dr Breggin, the researcher, consultant, medical expert, and clinical psychiatrist, provides a fascinating look at the adverse effects of different classes of drugs He tells the stories of many individuals he has encountered during his career One of his life principles 15 You cannot solve your problems by taking psychoactive substances that impair your mind and the expression of your spirit l drugs oppress and distort our re [...]

    8. This was an interesting book Unlike Healy s work, Breggin is starkly biased against all forms of medication in favor of cognitive behavioral therapy, and this makes the book far polemic and less reasonable It is much less balanced, and states its claims in stark terms even where there is considerable room for interpretation and careful scholars are hesitant to make sweeping claims Still, some of it was helpful, but the lack of even headed balance seems to me to damage the overall legitimate th [...]

    9. This book is mind blowing It deeply discuss the problems of modern day medication It is by far my favorite book and im sure I will read it again in time I highly recommend it to anyone who is interesting in the pharmopyschology field.It is astonishing to read a book that tells the flip side of prescription medications that we think will help us, when in realistic form, they hurt us than anything Medications are a toxin to the human body and mind.

    10. Makes a lot of really good points about the dangers of antidepressants, discusses dismissal of the fact that it s been made clear over and over in studies that antidepressants are noteffective in treating mild to moderate depression, discusses how NT theories of depression lack evidence Some interesting case studies but not totally convincing It s really too bad this guy shows up on right wing talk radio so much.

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