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Peter R. Breggin, MD, has been called "the conscience of psychiatry" for his efforts to reform the mental health field, including his promotion of caring psychotherapeutic approaches and his opposition to the escalating overuse of psychiatric medications, the oppressive diagnosing and drugging of children, electroshock, lobotomy, involuntary treatment, and false biological theories.

To obtain detailed information about Dr. Peter Breggin's many professional activities, his books, and our extensive resource of published peer-reviewed journal articles and other information relating to psychiatry, better approaches and so forth please see Dr. Breggin's professional website,

 Many consider Dr. Breggin's professional site to be one of the most informative in the field of psychology, psychiatry, mental health and psychopharmacology and we hope you will visit. You will find dozens of peer reviewed scientific articles free for downloading as PDFs, as well as a wealth of commentary, videos, archived radio and TV appearances, and access to his many books. 

Dr. Peter Breggin is a psychiatrist in private practice in Ithaca, New York, where he sees adults and children with their families, and offers consultations on how to withdraw from psychiatric medications.  You should visit his professional website: for hundreds of pages of valuable information about psychiatry, psychiatric drugs and diagnosis, better approaches, malpractice, product liability and other legal issues, and to see a selection of Dr. Breggin's books.

Reach Dr. Breggin and the Empathic Therapy Center through, by emailing or by phoning Dr. Breggin's office at 607 272 5328.

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Warning!  Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision. Methods for safely withdrawing from psychiatric drugs are discussed in Dr. Breggin's new book, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients, and Their Families. 

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