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Adverse Drug Effects

$1.5 Million Award in Autistic Child Tardive Dyskinesia Legal Case

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

On Feb. 11, 2014, a Chicago jury awarded $1.5 million to an autistic child who developed a severe case of tardive dyskinesia and tardive akathisia whi...

Today's Greatest Mental Health Need: Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Programs

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 10.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Instead of persisting in pushing psychiatric drugs, health professionals and organizations around the world would do far more good by developing and supporting programs for psychiatric drug withdrawal.

Soaring Numbers of Children on Powerful Adult Psychiatric Drugs

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

A recent blog of mine described how unethical and illegal drug company activities have driven the prescription of antipsychotic drugs to children. Now the "success" of this campaign has been documented in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

New Research: Antidepressants Can Cause Long-Term Depression

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

It has been apparent for many years that chronic exposure to SSRI antidepressants frequently makes people feel apathetic or less engaged in their lives, and ultimately more depressed.

Medical Practice and Government Regulation

Bruce A. Barron | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Bruce A. Barron

This is hard to believe, but the standard for approval of medical devices is safety and effectiveness, which is interpreted to mean a new device is equivalent to a previously-approved device.

Judge's Opinion On Prozac-Induced Murder Now Available Online

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Many tragic acts of suicide and violence could be averted by reducing or stopping the use of anti-depressant drugs, and by greater professional and public awareness of the dangers associated with these drug.

Judge Agrees Prozac Could Have Made Teen a Killer

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 10.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The judge declared in his decision, "His basic normalcy now further confirms he no longer poses a risk of violence to anyone and that his mental deterioration and resulting violence would not have taken place without exposure to Prozac."

Avandia and the Heart: A Reminder That Drugs Can Harm

Madan Kwatra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Madan Kwatra

Educating people that drugs can cause harm is likely to reduce our consumption of drugs and our risk of experiencing adverse drug effects.

Driving Soldiers Crazy with Psychiatric Meds

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Has life in the military has become tougher? Everyone seems to agree that it has with the increased frequency and length of deployments. But that's not the whole story.

Antipsychotic Drugs, Their Harmful Effects, and the Limits of Tort Reform

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

There are many problems within our legal system that could benefit from reform. But so-called tort reform has already gone too far.

The 1% Solution: A Story of Modern Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

As anyone who "practices" as a doctor knows that what they are being asked to do on a daily basis is somewhat of a miraculous task.