Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist whom I view as a living legend, invited onto his weekly radio hour as an official guest. He’s worked for decades shining a spotlight on unethical psychiatric treatments and their affect on patients. It was an honor to be invited to share my story with his listeners.
Dr. Breggin is the first psychiatrist I’ve found who could explain what happened to me when I took my medicine. Once I discovered his work, I knew I had to reach out to him. Our first conversation happened after I got the guts to call into his radio hour during his conversation with Michael Cornwall. That experience changed my life. Until that call, no one in the mental health field had ever apologized to me for how I’d been treated by psychiatry. The apology profoundly impacted my heart, lightening a burden I’d carried for nearly two decades.
His books, Medication Madness, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists and their Families, and Talking Back to Prozac are pioneering efforts in helping people recognize what happens to the brain and behavior when we take psychiatric medications.
I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. I hope you do too!