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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With psychologist Michael Corrigan, a very strong show about what do children really need!  Michael is a researcher, teacher and author who has devoted his professional life, as well as his family life, to caring for children.   Michael’ focus is on what can we do about the dreadful plight of foster care children who get drugs instead of real help?  I chime in on the nature of that real help.  Foster children need the very same thing that more fortunate children need—loving, informed parents and substitute parents.  How do we achieve that?  Remember to call in every Wednesday at 4-5 pm NY time to join the conversation.  The call in number is 888 874 4888.  To listen to the show, go to www.prn.fm.  

 

 
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A wonderful show with someone you really should get to know:  Educator Denise Herrenbruck, who this week received the Fifth Honored Guest Blogger Award.  She tells the story of her father and his tragic outcome at the hands of geriatric psychiatry; but it's much more than that.  It's about the inspiring place of love and relationship in our lives and the changing expressions of those vital elements at different stages of our lives.  Together Denise and I read some dialogue between her and father from her new blog on www.breggin.com.

I loved this show, so did the one caller I took, and I think you will, too.   Remember you can call in to the show every Wednesday at 4-5 pm NY time.  Wednesday September 26 at 4 pm is Live Talk Call-In for general questions.  Listen on www.prn.fm and call in at 888 874 4888 to get on the show live.   My book the Heart of Being Helpful is a great accompaniment to this presentation of the Dr. Peter Breggin Hour.  

 

 

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Today was Open Lines Friday where my audience becomes my guest and listeners call in to comment and to ask questions.  Today my callers focused on recovery from medications.  What do we need for ourselves to enhance recovery after we’ve been off psychiatric medications for months or years?  How long does recovery take?   How much exercise is enough?  What about counseling or diet? Guest callers contributed good ideas, encouragement and inspiration.  Remember that the show is live every Wednesday at 4-5 pm on www.prn.fm.  The phone number for calling the show is 888 874 4888; but the show itself is heard on line at www.prn.com

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Today my audience was my guest and we had many wonderful callers.  Many were informative, some were challenging, and several were deeply touching as people shared their struggles and I tried to offer comfort and direction.  I am getting to like this  format better and better.   I now have a dedicated email for the radio show, www.bregginlive.com.   Listen to this hour and email me how you liked it and how it might be improved.  This is becoming my new direction.   I’ll continue to have official guests; but my audience is now my best guest.   You can listen to the Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, every Wednesday at 4 pm NY Time, on www.prn.fm.  You can call in toll free with 888 874 4888.   And check out the new PRN app. 

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This was open mic hour where you, my marvelous listening audience, get a chance to tell your story and to ask questions.  Today we had many very uplifting stories and many interesting and important questions.  I offer the best I can in the way of advice, direction and encouragement.  Although I've often taken calls like this on other people's radio shows, this was my first show of its kind.  It was such a success with so many callers that I’m planning another purely call-in show for Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 4 pm NY Time.  As always call in to 888 874 4888.  I love doing this and I hope you will love listening and calling in.    My current plan is to offer an open microphone on the last Wednesday of every month and maybe more often depending on your participation.  Thanks for being such a great audience!  

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Where are all the young psychiatrists?  Well, they are beginning to express themselves.  My guest is psychiatrist Pinar Miski, MD, who teaches my live on-line course, “Why and How Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs,” which you can find onwww.breggin.com.   Pinar brings serious clinical experience as a psychiatric consultant on medical wards and also as a person knowledgeable in the field of nutrition.   She offers a caring, straightforward and sound approach to helping people that may help you rediscover your faith in yourself.  It may even put some healthy chinks in the psychiatric armor.  This was Pinar's first radio show ever and it was 5/5 stars.

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