Archive for March 2020

A brilliant spontaneous transcontinental conversation between myself and Great Britain’s leading psychiatrist, Joanna Moncrieff.  We start with breaking news about the coronavirus epidemic in Great Britain, Europe and the USA, and the differing responses in various countries.  Joanna gives a remarkable critique  of the bizarre and unconscionable approval of Ketamine for depression by the FDA and describes the drug effects more clearly than you will hear anywhere else.   We also discuss the very latest research confirming that antipsychotic drugs cause brain damage.  We also talk about differing views on the US opioid epidemic.  Along the way we touch on differences between the British and US medical and psychiatric systems as well as an overall critique of worldwide psychiatry.   Just meeting psychiatrist Joanna Moncrieff makes this information-crammed radio/TV presentation worth your time.   My wife Ginger and her mother Jean were “enthralled” by this show!

Epidemic Shame.  The radio/TV sequel to Epidemic Anxiety on the Dr. Peter Breggin hour on 

Shame is the great leveler, the emotion that knocks down the mighty as well as the rest of us.  It is a biologically built-in red stop light that can prevent us from achieving our most creative and even loving goals.  Shaming has become a mainstay of politics and a tool for ruining the identities of boys and girls before they achieve adulthood.   It drives students on campuses to believe they cannot handle “triggers,” instead of standing up to them.  We often feel too ashamed to even recognize that shame is holding us back in our personal relationships and our broader ambitions.   This presentation will show you identify this emotion that lurks in all of us without exception.   I describe the origins of shame in evolution and childhood, and how to triumph over it.  One of my best-ever presentations, it is based on my book Guilt, Shame and Anxiety:  Understanding and Overcoming Your Negative Emotions

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour
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