Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, by Peter R. Breggin MD

By Peter R. Breggin MD

Well known psychologist Peter Breggin files how psychiatric medications and electroshock disable the mind. He provides the newest clinical details on power mind disorder and unsafe behavioral abnormalities produced by way of the main everyday medicines together with Prozac, Xanax, Halcion, Ritalin, and lithium.

For this variation of the publication, the idea that of brain-disabling remedy has been up-to-date and multiplied with the extra proposal of medicine spellbinding (intoxication anosognosia). The neuroleptic chapters were up-to-date to incorporate even more fabric at the more recent, odd medications, and good as new info at the neurotoxicity and cytotoxicity of all antipsychotic medications. an enormous quantity of latest information regarding antidepressant medications and the stimulant medications has ended in an extra bankruptcy on each one drug.

The re-creation concludes with completely new chapters on treatment--one on the best way to competently withdraw from psychiatric medications and the opposite approximately psychosocial and academic ways to very disturbed humans, together with 20 directions for remedy.

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The same is true of all psychiatric drugs. Often the patient will have little appreciation for the degree of mental or emotional impairment until the drug has been stopped for some time and the brain has had time to recover. In my clinical practice and in my work as a medical expert in legal cases, I often find that people are dismayed at how much better they function when they have been safely withdrawn from psychiatric medications. Many of these patients have remained for years in severe states of intoxication from one or more psychiatric drugs without realizing it.

5 billion business for antipsychotic drugs. As a group, the antipsychotics placed fourth in sales among all categories of drugs, including anticholesterol, antihypertension, and antidepressant drugs. That such specialized drugs for the treatment of psychosis and mania could garner such a huge market share is a tribute to drug company promotional skills in convincing doctors to use these medications for a wide swath of psychiatric problems, from behavior problems in children to insomnia in adults.

The brain attempts to compensate physically for the disabling effects of biopsychiatric interventions, frequently causing additional adverse reactions and withdrawal problems. The brain does not welcome psychiatric medications as nutrients. Instead, the brain reacts against them as toxic agents and attempts to overcome their disruptive impact. For example, when Prozac induces an excess of serotonin in the synaptic cleft, the brain compensates by reducing the output of serotonin at the nerve endings, by reducing the number of receptors in the synapse that can receive the serotonin, and by increasing the capacity of the transport system to remove serotonin from the synapse.

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