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A Good Man Fallen Among Falun Gong: Dr. Peter Breggin

The foremost critic of Prozac from the time it hit the market in 1988 has been Peter Breggin, MD. Appearing as an expert witness on behalf of plaintiffs harmed by SSRIs, he has cost the drug companies many millions of dollars over the years. Their efforts to slander him have been relentless, starting with the charge that he was a Scientologist. He never was, but when I interviewed him in 1994, he said that his wife was an ex-member. “These cults attract many people who sincerely want to change the world,” he hastened to explain. Breggin’s masterpiece, ”Toxic Psychiatry,” published by St. Martin’s in 1991, is dedicated to Ginger “for helping me to love and to understand life.” The subtitle sums up Breggin’s humane approach to helping troubled people: “Why therapy, empathy, and love must replace the drugs, electroshock and biochemical theories of the ‘new psychiatry’.”
MARYLAND STATE

Michelle Carter, Conrad Roy case: What Psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin had to say about the teen’s state of mind during her trial: Answer explored in the fifth episode of ‘The Girl From Plainville’

Editor’s note: This article contains a description of someone who died by suicide. Hulu’s recently released series “The Girl From Plainville” covers the true crime case of Michelle Carter, also known as the texting-suicide case. Many of the details depicted in the show are dramatized for added effect, but some actually reflect real-life events of the case.
PLAINVILLE, MA
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