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Psychiatric Drugs: Neurotoxins that Do More Harm than Good. Psychiatric drugs can ruin our quality of life, causing brain damage, cognitive deficits, apathy and withdrawal reactions. Medication spellbinding then blinds us to the seemingly infinite harms... Medication spellbinding then blinds us to the seemingly infinite harms caused by these neurotoxins.  Dr. Breggin draws on many decades of clinical and forensic experience, his research, and his many scientific articles and books, including Toxic PsychiatryMedication Madness and Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal.  He reviews  his most important observations and conclusions about the harmful effects of psychiatric drugs and how to withdraw from them.  This one-hour talk is his most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of what everyone should know about psychiatric drugs before taking them or trying to withdraw from them.   It is intended for the general public, including people taking or contemplating taking psychiatric drugs.  But it also presents information and scientific principles largely unknown to mental health professionals.  If they knew the truth, many therapists and other health professionals would think twice before referring their clients for psychiatric medications. 
 

On this remarkable radio/TV  presentation of the Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, I talk with  three outstanding Toronto activists and leaders in the antipsychiatry movement: psychologist Bonnie Burstow; psychiatrist Stephen Ticktin;  and activist Oriel Varga.  Much of our time emphasizes what they are doing in Canada and the world to stop psychiatric oppression—a goal which I wholly support.  Yet we somewhat disagree about the nature and aims of psychotherapy.  The disagreement pertains to whether individual freedom or the necessity of social change lies at the heart of living a good life.  For me, therapy should enable individuals to pursue their own personal goals in a satisfying manner and I seldom find that political activism is high on anyone's wish list.  For them, political activism is part of recovery.  An interesting discussion between well-meaning people who deeply respect and enjoy each other and yet who differ on an important aspect of what it means to live a good and satisfying life.

This Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, the third in my new radio/TV format, is probably my best-ever talk about how to overcome emotional and psychological impediments to sanity and a good life.  On my own without a guest, I explain the nature of psychological or emotional helplessness and how to over come it, and then take the conversation deeper into our worst fears and dreads and how to pull ourselves out in order to live the best possible life.  I begin this spontaneous talk by catching you up on the latest in electrically-induced mind control—the exact opposite of how to live life—and then spend most of the hour delving as deeply as I can into what life is about, including what are the worst threats, and how to live it above and beyond them. 

My friend and marvelous psychologist Michael Cornwall PhD is my guest on this, my second live radio show that is also filmed as a TV show for presentation as a video on my YouTube channel.   Our lively conversation ranges over topics from the effect of emotional trauma on children to the FDA’s approval of Monarch,  a method of electrically stimulating (really disrupting) the brains of children labelled ADHD, as well as any other children with almost any diagnosis that the doctor imagines it will help.  I also return to an ongoing topic of genuine attempts at even more subtle forms of mind control than putting electrodes on the foreheads of sleeping children.  Billions of dollars are behind developing computer-brain electrode-to-flesh connections both for “treating mental illness” and for making super-people.  This is not conspiracy theory, this is not fantasy, this stuff is in fact being highly promoted.   Find out more on www.breggin.com.  And remember, this is now my weekly radio/TV show.

Starting with this show, The Dr. Peter Breggin Radio/TV Hour goes live with radio every Wednesday, followed by the filmed TV version a few days later on my YouTube Channel. Yes, it’s now a radio/TV show, thanks to new technology at Progressive Radio Network (www.PRN.FM).  On this first radio/TV show, I am Joined by nutritionist Pam Popper PhD and psychiatrist and Pinar Miski, MD for a Peter, Pam and Pinar special.  It will be a regular feature the first Wednesday of every month.    This is the radio version of the fun, interesting and informative first presentation.   It’s the inaugural radio/TV show, so please forgive a few glitches along the way.

I began today’s Dr. Peter Breggin Hour with a discussion of the latest mind control technology being openly planned and boasted about by Tesla’s billionaire Elon Musk and how he is collaborating with DARPA, the government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.  Check the latest in mind control on my website at my new resource called My Very Newest Highlights as “the Conscience of Psychiatry.”   Our callers today sought help on issues from depression and traumatic head injury to how to manage living with their mother and exiting cults. Perhaps listening to our conversations can be helpful to you. 

My guest, David Mark Keirsey, is a researcher in Artificial Intelligence but the show is nothing about that.  He has decided to spend a portion of his life promoting the work and telling the story of his amazing father David Keirsey, a brilliant psychologist who has since passed on.   David knew that his father and I were friends who shared many interests and so he got in touch with me.   His father wrote the multi-million best sellers Please Understand Me and Please Understand Me II. The first of those two books had a healthy influence on my understanding of myself and I of recommend it to my clients.  The show mostly focused on Keirsey’s concept of the four temperaments:  The Idealist, Artisan, Guardian and Rational, which is an area I have not studied.  You can listen and check out who you are.  If you’re interested, I talk a lot more about myself than usual and conclude I am an Idealist and a Rational.   To me, most interesting, is Keirsey’s concept that madness is a choice that is made when we feel unworthy and want to defend against it or run from feeling unworthy.  I used to think that madness was a choice, but that's hard to argue when anyone can be driven made if systematically driven over the edge.  I’ve been working on a similar, more universal concept that most or all psychological overwhelm (not only the extreme of madness) comes ultimately from feeling unworthy of love.  Keirsey concluded that people can feel unworthy about many different things—but I tend to think that feeling unworthy of love is ultimately psychological calamity.  Tune it: It’s an interesting conversation.

Today’s hour was a get together with two very dear friends and colleagues, Pam Popper, PhD my nutritionist and creator of my educational courses and Pinar Miski, MD who teaches my best course https://breggin.com/dr-peter-breggins-three-new-pioneering-courses/ live on-line.   There was no agenda except I was thinking about love and how all the worst emotional, psychological and psychiatric “disorders” have deep roots in feeling unworthy of love, unlovable, unloved and hence worthless, and that recovery requires reversing all of that.  From there we went on to chat, as my friends often do, about each other, about what makes us happy,  about what’s good and bad in the world.  In a way that surprised me, we even talked about what people did to find tiny bits of happiness while confined to extermination camps.  This hour was a very uplifting experience that we welcome you to share. It's a round table of people who care about you and others around the world. 

My guest today is Jeanne Stolzer PhD, a scientist and a friend from whom I always learn something new.  I guarantee that you will have new important insights into life if you listen to this amazing interview with Jeanne.  It's about what it means to be a human mammal whose evolution has made our success and well-being dependent upon close nurturing from a nursing mother (yes, a nursing mother, not a nondescript nurturer), with a close attachment to her for months and years.  Here is a political fact:  free government nurseries that are being pushed are not the answer for children.  The answer, if it comes from the government, needs to be financial support for extensive maternal leave.  Our children need mothers and without that they end up with diagnoses and drugs both psychiatric and medical.   Jeanne graphically describes, backed by research, the necessity of a child’s immersion in both its relationship with its mother and with nature. Then, throughout life as adults, we all need strong attachments of friendship and love to other human beings and to nature.  Nurturing cures! Nature cures!  Listen to this hour about what we humans really need and have needed throughout our millions of years as mammals leading up to our current status as homo sapiens.  Be homo sapiens—be wise about our lives and learn from this wonderful conversation with Jeanne Stolzer.

A uniquely wonderful show with nutritionist and medical consultant Pam Popper, PhD and a special unexpected call-in by another dear friend, psychiatrist Pinar Miski, MD.   We have a spontaneous, heartfelt three-way conversation about the realities and politics of nutrition, about saving animals from research, about doing our best to improve the world, and how blessed the three of us feel to know and work with one another other.  Also about our upcoming conference November 8-12 in Columbus, Ohio.  An inspiring conversation to remind you that life is worth living and that daring to live honestly is deeply rewarding and even full of fun. 


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