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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 – 2 Jul 1993

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  • Paperback: 578 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st Uk Paperback Edition edition (2 July 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000637803X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006378037
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 3.1 x 12.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Good book with much helpful information, though I feel it may become outdated as new drugs come onto the market.
I bought it for research for a book I'm writing, as I gave my copy away some years ago to someone who needed it.
We need more books like this to help a lay person understand what drugs are being administered in the mental health area , especially.
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A must-have book for us who knows what goes on in the "matrix",and how psychiatry pushes people to become druggies just to make a quick buck. It's despicable!
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This is an excellent book that gives a refreshing perspective on psychiatric practice. Written by a psychiatrist, you can be sure that it is not just a political rampage but written by some who has insider knowledge of the practice, theory and ideology that surrounds psychiatry. Working in the mental health field myself, it confirms a lots of concerns I have had for many years, particularily in relation to drug treatments and the harmful implications of biological theories, here stressing the word theory! A fantastic read, but does leave you feeling somewhat disheartened when contemplating if change will ever be possible. With such as close relationship between the drug industry and psychiatry - would it ever be possible? This book is a must read for anyone wanting to or working in the mental health field to ensure the protection of people entering and using the mental health system. I would recommend this book to psychologists and social workers, who through working in community mental health teams, would be more informed to challenge the drug focused decisions of psychiatrists, particularily when mental distress relates to psychosocial problems.
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Was in a worse condition than described, disappointing
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Brilliant book. Everyone should read this and learn. Neuroleptic polypharmacy is a shocking truth practised in 'mental health care' in the UK and beyond. Do not use the term antipsychotic as it's a complete misnomer but the term; toxic clamp pill is more appropriate and understandable if you have any knowledge and experience of these horrific drugs. I have witnessed the terrible effects these drugs have had on my daughter (parkinson-type, dyskinesia, akathesia and metabolic complications) and the arrogance and denial of psychiatrists up close and personal. Educate yourself, remember knowledge is power, and combine this with a single minded determination to protect vulnerable loved ones in a time of need.
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This book might have justified a 4- or 5-star rating... had I read it a quarter of a century ago when it was published.

As it is, it comes across as being very politically incorrect (I don't usually consider that a criticism, but in this case I make an exception) and dated in many respects. I suppose that science (or alleged or pseudo-science, as the authors contend here) is particularly vulnerable to the passage of time - more so than other academic disciplines. It would be an interesting exercise to compare psychiatry today and psychiatry 25 years ago - point by point.

But it is in a curious kind of limbo. Old enough to be 'old hat' and scientifically largely discredited and/or superannuated, but not old enough to appeal to historians. Its only USP is perhaps that it is an early adopter of the anti-psychiatry creed.

Here are some examples of Toxic's current marginalization:

(1) Psychiatric patients are called "non-conforming people" and "few" (in the foreword) and their behaviour is labelled as being "strange", without apparent irony. Obviously, they are no longer "few" and, moreover, it could be argued that this generation IS conforming BECAUSE it takes so many psychiatric medications! Mental patients' behaviour being described in such a casually pejorative way would also raise eyebrows today.

(2) Also in the foreword it is stated that "psychiatry is NOT a popular medical speciality" (my capitals). Well, this has turned on its head in 20 years - psychiatry is the most lucrative of specialities and probably one of the, if not the, most popular. Probing the mind, whether via psychology or psychiatry (or sociology or economics for groups), is in vogue right now and has been for at least a decade.
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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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