By Peter R. Breggin MD

Well known psychologist Peter Breggin files how psychiatric medications and electroshock disable the mind. He provides the most recent clinical details on strength mind disorder and hazardous behavioral abnormalities produced through the main generic medications together with Prozac, Xanax, Halcion, Ritalin, and lithium.

For this variation of the booklet, the concept that of brain-disabling therapy has been up-to-date and elevated with the extra suggestion of drugs spellbinding (intoxication anosognosia). The neuroleptic chapters were up-to-date to incorporate even more fabric at the more moderen, bizarre medications, and good as new info at the neurotoxicity and cytotoxicity of all antipsychotic medications. an important quantity of latest information regarding antidepressant medicinal drugs and the stimulant medications has led to an extra bankruptcy on each one drug.

The new version concludes with solely new chapters on treatment--one on how one can accurately withdraw from psychiatric medications and the opposite approximately psychosocial and academic techniques to very disturbed humans, together with 20 guidance for treatment.

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Hospitals force psychiatric drugs on patients against their will. There is a successful movement within psychiatry, implemented in many states, that makes it easy to force clinic outpatients to take longacting injections of drugs. Under these outpatient commitment laws, if the person refuses to come to the clinic, mental health workers can come to the home to administer the injections by force. At the same time, there is a movement to screen schoolchildren, and even preschoolers, for socalled mental illness.

Nonmedical professionals, such as psychologists and social workers, feel obliged to refer their patients for drug evaluations. Managed care aggressively pushes drugs to the exclusion of psychotherapy. Adult medications are increasingly prescribed to children. Hospitals force psychiatric drugs on patients against their will. There is a successful movement within psychiatry, implemented in many states, that makes it easy to force clinic outpatients to take longacting injections of drugs. Under these outpatient commitment laws, if the person refuses to come to the clinic, mental health workers can come to the home to administer the injections by force.

Many patients confabulate good results from drug therapy, although they are obviously impaired by it. 14 BRAIN-DISABLING TREATMENTS IN PSYCHIATRY PSYCHOLOGICAL INFLUENCES ON MEDICATION SPELLBINDING Psychological influences also play a role in the patient’s tendency to misperceive or misjudge the effects of drugs, but they are not central to the concept of medication spellbinding, which is biologically based. Psychological influences include the following: • • • • Psychological denial. Individuals overcome by emotional suffering are likely to deny the degree of their psychological dysfunction.

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