My guest Sarah Price Hancock survived more than 100 ECT and dozens of psychiatric drugs as well as psychiatric hospitalizations to go on to become a certified rehabilitation counselor.  She is an inspiration to the millions of people who have been damaged by psychiatry and need to recreate productive, satisfying lives for themselves.   I cannot exaggerate my appreciation of her courage, determination, and intellect, and the spiritual strength demonstrated by her recovery.   Of course she still has injuries, but they have not stopped her from having a good life and, indeed, from fighting back effectively as a reformer in the field of mental health.   This is a favorite show of mine, made so by the wondrous Sarah Price Hancock, who shows us how to surmount some of the worst trauma routinely inflicted on Americans--psychiatric treatment.

 
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Today is open mic day, devoted to callers, as always on the last Wednesday of the month at 4-5 pm NY time. The  focus is on my new blog, “Are Emotional Disorders Really Disorders of Love?” https://breggin.com/frequent-alert-70-are-emotional-disorders-really-disorders-of-love/  But I also answer some interesting, important questions about psychiatric drug withdrawal.  What do you think about my premise that psychological and spiritual health depends on being willing and able to feel and express love, and to receive it as well?  A related premise is that all good therapies and all good routes to a better life depend on becoming a greater source of love and a more able recipient of love.  I know I’m going “out on a limb,” but it is a limb on the tree of life.   Listen to the show every Wednesday at 4 pm live on www.prn.com, call in live to ask a question or to give an opinion on 888 874 4888.  And find the archive for past shows on www.breggin.com

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Richard Lawhern PhD became an activist in the field of pain treatment and opiates in response to his wife’s suffering with physical pain.  An information analyst by training, he is now among the most scientifically informed and thoughtful individuals in the entire field. Have you been told that over-prescribing doctors are the cause of most addictions and many opioid overdose deaths?   No so. Have you heard the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) claims that Americans are massively over-prescribed addictive pain-killing medications?  The CDC is wrong.  Do you fear the harmful effects of opiates more than you fear psychiatric drugs?  You’ve been misled.  This is a fascinating and highly informative interview packed with information you are not likely to get anywhere else.   Listen to my interviews and commentaries every Wednesday at 4-5 pm NYT time on www.prn.fm and call in live to ask questions or offer opinions on 888 874 4888.

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One of my favorite guests and favorite psychologists, Michael Cornwall PhD talks with me and you about the meaning of dreams.  Starting with Carl Jung's little-known approach to dreams, which is remarkably practical, we discuss dreams in everyday life and in psychosis from both our perspectives.  Michael brings a remarkably informed viewpoint as a person with lived personal experience and as a therapist who has spent decades helping people, including those whom others give up on and push aside with diagnoses and neurotoxic drugs.   As always with Michael, a thoughtful and interesting discussion filled with wisdom.  

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A great show:  My last Wednesday of the month open lines for callers, where my audience becomes my guests.  I am beginning each of these last-of-the-month shows with a pithy Dr. Breggin's Keys to Life, and do believe that if you put into practice today's advice, it will change your life.  Then we go on to several  encouraging, hopeful calls from people who have triumphed over psychiatric drugs or helped their family members do so.  I also answer a few tough questions about psychiatric drug withdrawal.  This show is a good way to learn from me because I'm challenged throughout to relate to and to help each person who calls in.  Remember the show is live every Wednesday at 4 pm NY time on www.prn.fm and you can call in live during that hour on 888 874 4888. 

 
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Pam Popper, PhD, plus two wonderful callers and I, make this an inspiring show all about human purpose.  If you're glancing through my archive wanting encouragement, looking for courage, seeking inspiration and direction, or simply wanting to enjoy yourself, join into this wonderful robust conversation about living by principles and finding purposes.   Don't forget, you listen live on www.prm.fm every Wednesday 4 pm NY Time, and to join on us on the air, you call 888 874 4888.  

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Today my guest is psychiatrist Penar Miski, MD.  In a longer than usual intro, I share many exciting events including the settlement of an important ECT suit. I also describe another settlement of a tardive dyskinesia (TD) case.  TD is the dreadful disorder of abnormal movements caused by antipsychotic drugs, which often masquerade as antidepressants, bipolar drugs, mood stabilizers and even sleeping aids.  Penar is the wonderful psychiatrist who teaches my on-line course Why and How to Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs which starts up again in January.  It’s very intensive, covering many of my most important ideas and research.  Pinar and I also talk about two shorter courses I’ll be presenting through Pam Popper’s Wellness Form Health, one a consumer guide to drug withdrawal and another about how people can help themselves and each other.  I’m cosponsoring Pam’s annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, November 9-11, 2018, which is open to the public.   You can get information on how to personally contact her about the conference or the courses on the show and on my website, www.breggin.com.  Remember, you can listen to The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour every Wednesday 4-5 PM New York Time onwww.prn.fm and you can call-in to chat with us live every show by phoning anywhere in the world to 888-874-4888.

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Peter Gøtzsche, MD is among the bravest, most ethical and scientifically motivated doctors in the history of medicine and psychiatry.   As a result, he is now under attack by the organization he helped found, the Cochrane Collaboration, whose purpose in more honorable days was to raise published medical research to a higher ethical and scientific standard.

Peter Gøtzsche is too busy responding to the attack to come on my radio show this Wednesday October 3, 2018, so instead I am replaying his most recent radio interview with me on the Dr. Peter Breggin hour.   Ironically and prophetically, the show is about how psychiatry forcefully attacks its critics. 

Earth is a place in need of constant moral repair and this is nowhere truer than in medicine and psychiatry which has become a locus of too much undeserved wealth and power.  Peter has devoted himself to this task of repair and realizes, as others of us do, that there are deeply embedded reasons why reform is needed.  People fight to hold onto power and money, however corrupt its source. They act as if their lives depend on this corruption, when in fact their souls depend on higher ideals.  I hope Peter properly views every attack of him as a badge of honor that he receives for taking ethical and scientific stands—and for having a good effect on the world.  

The attack on Peter is generating international publicity and may ultimately advance medicine, science and humanity.  I will not sully these remarks in honor of Peter with the details of the assault.  They mean nothing, they prove nothing, they indicate nothing—other than that Peter Gøtzsche deserves to be honored and supported by all of us.  

I am proud to have given Peter the first Honored Blogger award for his outstanding contributions to this world we live in.   I am prouder to be his friend.  You can read his first two blogs on the Honored Blogger Series on the pages ofwww.breggin.com.

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An hour that could change you, helping you climb into the light of a worthwhile life.  My audience becomes my guests, with greater callers for the entire hour.  We talk not only about the harm from psychiatric drugs and electroshock, but how to overcome their negative effects upon you and your family.  We explore how to create a good life.  The Dr. Peter Breggin hour is every Wednesday from 4-5 pm NY time.  You can listen live on www.prn.com or on the PRN.FM Ap.   You can call in from anywhere in the world on 888 874 4888.  The last Wednesday of every month is entirely for callers who want to ask a question, to share their experience, or to comment.  Call in any Wednesday from 4-5 PM NY time and especially every last Wednesday of the month, which is my favorite format, because you become my guest.  We will talk live on the radio, we will get to know each other better, and I will respond to exactly what's on your mind.    

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A rousing hour with my friend and professional partner, Pam Popper, PhD about the state of medicine and psychiatry, conflicts of interest, the on-line course I teach through her organization (Wellness Forum Health), my new video courses that are coming out, and our upcoming conference November 8-10 in Columbus, Ohio.   Listen to the show and get Pam’s direct phone and email to learn about our work together.  This is a show that is flat out interesting, and Pam is totally inspiring.  You can also learn about what we are doing and get her contact information at my website, www.breggin.com.

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