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Re: Psychiatric drugs: Poison or panacea?

Posted by Tom on November 25, 1999, at 22:55:27

In reply to Re: Psychiatric drugs: Poison or panacea?, posted by jamie on November 25, 1999, at 4:13:49

> ...Theres always an opposing view in any subject. But his views are not supported by statistical, scientific, or anecdotal evidence. He couldn't be more wrong if he tried. I'm sorry he took your money.


You should read his books (or at least one of them) before you can make a statement like that. Breggin has loads of statistics and scientific evidence to back up his claims. In fact, I think his overloaded use of statistics make his books a little dull. Anyway, I respect his opinion immensely; I would classify Breggin as bringing a little balance back to the psychiatric picture.

Also, I've stood up so many times for Breggin on this site that my feet are sore. I'm not anti-medicine either (been on approx 15 different psychotropics), like I said, I believe Breggin is just trying his best to get people to look at emotional illness less as a medical problem and more as a spiritual/emotional/psychological problem that often doesn't need a medicinal approach. After all, he is an M.D. and has prescribed medication for his patients. But he will never start a patient on medicine. He only takes over when a patient wants to slowly get off their drugs.




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