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Psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, MD believes you can make a marvelous life. Great guests, callers, and conversations to inspire you.

Psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, MD believes you can make a marvelous life. Great guests, callers, and conversations to inspire you.
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Psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, MD believes you can make a marvelous life. Great guests, callers, and conversations to inspire you.




The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 12.13.17

Probably the deepest, most far-ranging discussing on “personal responsibility” you will ever hear, beautifully shared with my guest in a single hour. Brian Russell, a lawyer and psychologist with wide-ranging interests, focuses with me on what it means to take responsibility for living a rich, full, principled and loving life. Politics, religion, personal relationships—nothing is off bounds in our attempt to understand and apply this critical principle of successful living—that we must never...

Duration: 00:59:53

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 12.06.17

My guest Dr. Michael Corrigan is an extraordinary man in many ways. He has a big heart and a giant brain! And he devotes it to the task of advocating for children through scientific projects, educational campaigns, and whatever else is possible. In a rousing discussion we talk about what in the world can we do to get our ideas across to the public! This is one of the most important questions we can ask and we even come up with some new ideas. We also hear about a project that could change...

Duration: 00:58:49

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.29.17

My guest again is Peter Gøtzsche, MD, the remarkable Danish physician and researcher who has written the stunning book, Deadly Psychiatry and Organized Denial. Our theme is “How Psychiatry Uses Force Against Its Patients and Its Critics.” This impassioned conversation will give you a deeper look into how the two of us think about our scientific and reform work; and about the real depth of the depravity expressed throughout the history of psychiatry right into modern times. You will hear...

Duration: 00:59:31

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.22.17

James Moore has “lived experience” with the harm caused by antidepressants and the difficulties of withdrawing from them. He reveals his own personal struggles in order to encourage and inform others. James reminds us that doctors in the US or Great Britain know very little about the difficulties of withdrawal and instead blame these reactions on the patient’s “mental illness.” James is finding ways to promote and empower projects that stand outside the current system. He describes several...

Duration: 00:59:15

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.15.17

According to my guest, investigative journalist Jon Rappoport, the opioid epidemic is much more than an epidemic–it is a criminal conspiracy. He describes how the US Congress, FDA, DEA and Justice Department have systematically refused or failed to deal with the sources of the flood of pain medications knowingly over-produced and misdirected into the addiction market by the Pharmaceutical Industry. Listen to what Jon has to say and you will a better informed if even more disillusioned...

Duration: 00:59:52

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.08.17

My guest Bonnie Burstow PhD is an amazing researcher and scholar, and one of the world’s leading activists against psychiatric abuse, including electroshock. Bonnie’s creativity is boundless, and describes the courage it took to write her new novel about ECT called “The Other Mrs. Smith.” She does a reading from her book on the air that is incredibly moving. Bonnie will educate, inspire and stir you up. In another arena, for the first time ever, Bonnie has made “antipsychiatry” a...

Duration: 00:59:53

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.01.17

My marvelous guest is Pam Popper PhD who is devoting her life to informed decision-making in medicine, which includes informed nutrition and informed mental health. You can meet me and Pam in person next week in Columbus, Ohio at her conference, November 10-12. I’m cosponsoring and have invited the great Danish critic of psychiatry, Peter Gøtzsche, to be there, too! Meanwhile, this is an incredible radio hour about nutrition and good health, and how the establishment corrupts these vital...

Duration: 00:59:29

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 10.25.17

Wayne Douglas is a benzo survivor who has gradually recovered over many years and who helps to organize the annual World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day (W-BAD). He has a great deal to teach us about both the harms and recovery from these highly addictive drugs that cause so much harm to mental functioning. His life story is inspiring as well in exemplifying how individuals can overcome environmental disadvantages and the cruelties of modern psychiatry.

Duration: 00:59:33

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 10.18.17

Journalist and educator Patrick Hahn joins me to share a theme that has increasingly drawn my attention—the industrialization of our lives from before birth to after death. The Pharmaceutical Empire along with the medical/psychiatric industry thinks nothing of poisoning children in the womb with drugs that cross the placenta to harm fetal development and that after birth cross through the mother’s milk to keep the deadly process going. The giant food industry pushes substitutes for...

Duration: 00:59:00

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 10.11.17

Pam Popper, ND, PhD is the nutritionist who has vastly improved my life and my wife Ginger’s life. We have a wide-ranging talk about the similar problems in medicine, psychiatry and nutrition, most of which are driven by industrial profit making instead of sound ethics and science. Pam and I share our mutual critiques and our vision for how it should be in these life-saving fields that too often ruin lives. Hear about our cosponsored conference November 10-12, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio,...

Duration: 00:59:44

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 10.04.17

My guest is Dr. Jeanne Stolzer, professor of child development and a dear friend, who has opened my eyes to new ideas since I first met her. Our conversation epitomizes where my thinking is going—toward the integration of nutrition and relationship as the keys to human life, going back to the unborn child in its mother’s womb and then the nursing infant and mother. From the start of life, relationship and nutrition are inextricable. In earlier societies, relationship and nutrition were...

Duration: 00:58:26

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 09.27.17

A potentially lifesaving show where I talk in the second half hour about nutritional changes you can make that can improve your physical health dramatically The first half hour briefly describes our upcomingcombined nutritional and emotional well-being conference, starting on November 12 in Ohio. ( Then I am joined by my guest Peter Gøtzsche, the marvelous, heroic Danish physician, and critic of psychiatry who will be speaking at the...

Duration: 00:51:41

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 09.13.17

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – replayed from 12.21.16 Involuntary treatment has led to untold numbers of individual abuses, rampant torture in state hospitals, ECT and lobotomy, neurotoxic drugs, gross offenses against constitutional and human rights, and crimes against humanity. At the Nuremberg Doctors’ trials, involuntary psychiatric “euthanasia” would be described as an entering wedge into the Holocaust. Esteemed Danish medical researcher Peter Gøtzsche, MD, and I confront the horror of...

Duration: 00:57:02

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 09.20.17

Lawyer and cardiologist Brant Mittler MD is man of enormous insight into the problems of monitoring and evaluating medical and psychiatric treatment, and brims over with enthusiasm for critically intelligent conversation. We talk about a psychiatrist Brant reviled in his medical training, and how I was later an expert against the same doctor. The psychiatrist was abusing his patients and when they complained he would send them to Harvard for lobotomies. Here about the remarkable outcomes...

Duration: 00:58:51

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 09.06.17

John Read PhD is a psychologist who has taught and researched in Great Britain, Australia and the US. He has taken on many of the most important mental health issues of our time: the role of neglect and abuse in all so-called mental disorders, the role of trauma in hearing voices, the dreadful impact of long-term exposure to antidepressants, the harm of ECT, and the best approaches to healing emotional suffering, including family interventions. John ‘s voice is positive as he keeps us in...

Duration: 00:59:22

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.30.17

The best one-hour discussion about nutrition available anywhere. Nutritionist Pam Popper PhD discusses why people now have so many medical problems that barely or never existed before modern times, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease, as well as seemingly infinite numbers of immune disorders. The answer is nutrition: we humans no longer eat what evolution prepared us to eat. From there we discuss the general relationship between poor nutrition and emotional...

Duration: 00:59:16

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.16.17

I start this hour by describing an extraordinary attack on my free speech that is currently unfolding surrounding the Michelle Carter suicide-by-texting trial. Please keep track on my Frequent Alerts on Then Stefan Ecks, PhD, provides us with information that no one else in the world possesses. It concerns the marketing and consumptions of medications, including psychiatric drugs, in India and other less developed societies. His fascinating information gives insight into...

Duration: 00:59:33

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.09.17

Robert E. Wubbolding, EdD is a practitioner of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy developed by psychiatrist William Glasser, who was a close ally and a friend of mine in his later years. Bob is doing a great job worldwide spreading Reality Therapy. He shares with me his wisdom and experience about how to help people from coaching to intensive psychotherapy, and also about the personality of Bill Glasser.

Duration: 00:58:56

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.02.17

Marriage and family therapists Kermit Cole and Louisa Putnam do a wonderful job sharing experiences as family therapists. They have the unique perspective of a couple who works as a team in helping other couples. They bring a broad social perspective. They are also remarkable in their lifelong devotion to psychiatric reform and their leadership in key reform organizations such as Mad in American and The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care. Their way of life is informative,...

Duration: 00:58:44

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 07.12.17

Kim Olver, psychotherapist and William Glaser Institute director, talks with us again and in more depth about psychotherapy—the basic principles, how to relate to people we are helping, and how to train people to help others. Both of us believe that mental health services can be delivered better and much less expensively by training good people to be therapists without requiring extensive prior schooling and professional degrees. By making training and certificates more easily available,...

Duration: 01:02:16

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