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Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide, and Crime (Paperback)

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    PETER R. BREGGIN, M.D., is a graduate of Harvard College and Case Western Reserve Medical School. For many years, Dr. Breggin has served as a medical expert in civil and criminal lawsuits, including product liability suits against the manufacturers of psychiatric drugs. He practices psychiatry in Ithaca, New York.
    In Medication Madness, psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, M.D., describes how people taking psychiatric medication can experience abnormal behavioral reactions, including suicide, violence, emotional breakdowns, and criminal acts. Dr. Breggin explains his concept of “medication spellbinding”: individuals taking psychiatric drugs may have no idea whatsoever that their mental conditions are deteriorating and that their actions are no longer under control. He proves his argument by documenting dozens of cases from his practice and his consultations in legal cases.

    Reading like a thriller, the book also examines how the FDA, the pharmaceutical industry, and the medical establishment continue to oversell the value of these drugs, and he provides information on how to safely stop taking psychiatric medications.Medication Madness is a compelling and frightening read as well as a cautionary tale about our reliance on medicine to fix what ails us.

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    ISBN 9780312565503
    Genre MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 384
    Publisher Date 2009-05-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Griffin
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.3 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide, and Crime
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Professional and scholarly
    Authors Breggin, Peter R.
    Country of Origin United States

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