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Dr. Breggin’s Blog on Huffington Post


Dr. Breggin believes that psychiatric reform cuts across political divisions such as liberal and conservative. He expresses his views on psychiatry and psychotherapy in the media whether or not the specific outlet reflects his own political views. From Thom Hartmann, CNN and Huffington Post on the left to Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly on the Fox News Channel on the right, Dr. Breggin has appeared on radio and TV shows across the political spectrum. He is grateful to all of these media outlets for caring enough about psychiatric reform to feature his opinions and expertise, and he values the opportunity to blog on Huffington Post.




Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision. Methods for safely withdrawing from psychiatric drugs are discussed in Dr. Breggin's new book, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients, and Their Families.