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Reveals the myths of modern psychiatry,
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This review is from: Toxic Psychiatry. Drugs and Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Truth and the Better Alternatives: Why Therapy, Empathy and Love Must Replace the Drugs, ... Biochemical Theories of the New Psychiatry (Paperback)
This is an excellent book it bravely stands up to the overwhelming propoganda of modern psychiatry, Breggin presents compelling evidence for his arguments against the "toxic" treatments inflicted on those unfortunate enough to come into contact with the psychiatric establishment.
I particularly liked his critical approach to genetic theories of mental illness, these types of theories have received a lot of attention and popular support, indeed when I was a psychiatric nursing student we were led to believe that it was a fact that schizophrenia was a genetic illness, when in fact there is no proof to support this theory.
So few people question the claims of the psychiatric establishment, we live in an age when anti-depressants such as Seroxat ( a sister drug to Prozac) are being prescribed for the relief of shyness! Breggin makes the point that bio-chemical quick fixes, far from being the panacea for all our mental/emotional afflictions may in fact be exacerbating these conditions and leading on to further mental decline, and that these drugs do indeed represent a toxic threat to our minds and bodies. His plea for a more compassionate system of care, based on empathy and understanding should be heeded.
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Initial post: 26 Jan 2011 11:35:37 GMT
Mr. C. Adcock says:
Hear Hear! As a former mental Health Nurse AND former service user I have shared your concerns for many years and am now somewhat anti-psychiatry!
Posted on 13 Jul 2011 20:00:45 BDT
The Sweet poetry of Pus says:
Ha, I was given venlafaxine, and they said it would help with my shyness! You wait, they'll start pathologisng defecation next! These people are so fanatical in their attempts to rid the world of human differences. Why don't they just start being a little more ingenuous and admit that they are a bunch of fascists?
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