Growth inhibition and mental suppression caused by stimulants
Few subjects have distressed Dr. Breggin as much as the psychiatric abuse of children with drugs, electroshock and even lobotomy. With so many children now taking psychiatric drugs, it is no exaggeration to say that we are damaging the brains and suppressing the mental function of millions of our children. For the most up-to-date information about the over-medication of children and the over-diagnosing of children with psychiatric disorders see Dr. Breggin's recently published Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry (2008).

Children’s issues can be found on this website in the following sections:
Dr. Breggin’s successful opposition to psychosurgical experiments on children can be found in the “Psychosurgery” section.
Many of Dr. Breggin’s books deal with the harmful effects of diagnosing and medicating children, and describe better approaches. 





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.