Pete has been called "conscience of psychiatry" for his many decades of successful efforts to reform the mental health field. His scientific and educational work has provided the foundation for modern criticism of psychiatric drugs and ECT, and leads the way in promoting more caring and effective therapies. He is the author of dozens of scientific articles and more than twenty books including the bestseller Talking Back to Prozac (1994, with Ginger Breggin). Dr. Breggin acts as a medical expert in criminal, malpractice and product liability suits, often involving adverse drug effects such as suicide, violence, brain injury, death, and tardive dyskinesia. He began testifying in the early 1970s and has been qualified in court 85 times or more since 1987.Dr. Breggin is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former full-time consultant at NIMH. In 2010 he testified about psychiatric-drug induced violence and suicide in the military. He has a subspecialty in clinical psychopharmacology, including adverse drug effects and psychiatric drug withdrawal.Medication Madness (2008) vividly portrays dozens of real-life case histories of people driven toward mayhem, murder and suicide by psychiatric drugs. The book concludes with guidelines for living drug-free. After writing books for more than forty years, Dr. Breggin believes that Medication Madness is by far his most interesting, well-written and exciting book.Brain Disabling Treatments i
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