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Surviving without Dr. Peter Breggin


— On Sat, 12/24/11, ginger breggin <grbreggin@hotmail.com> wrote: From: ginger breggin To: “Anne Woodword” Date: Saturday, December 24, 2011, 11:54 AM Dear Anne, This is Peter, as well as Ginger writing to you. Ginger and I both love your writing. … Continue reading

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Life-Saving at the Empathic Therapy Conference


Before the “Treating the Psychiatrically Maltreated” workshop at the Empathic Therapy Conference, a young man approached me, hand outstretched.  He was slender, had long dark hair, and was wearing a black shirt and dark pants.  He thanked me for saving his … Continue reading

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Empathic Therapy Conference


This conference is an absolute must-do for anyone who wants to participate in real healing for people in emotional distress.  Richard Gottlieb, MSW, and I will be doing a workshop on “Treating the Maltreated,” i.e., what professionals in the mental health field need to know … Continue reading

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The War on the Other Terror


Schizophrenia is a problem of the mind, not the brain, and therefore is curable with proper talk therapy.  Schizophrenia is caused by trauma.  Certain life events can make the most normal person crazy.  A person with schizophrenia is living in … Continue reading

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Sex, Drugs and Inpatient Psychiatry: More Answers


Kidney damage caused by antidepressants My kidney damage was caused by lithium, which is not specifically an antidepressant but is used in conjunction with an antidepressant for the treatment of bipolar disorder.  If you are taking lithium then the doctor should (a) check … Continue reading

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Dx: Depression Consequent to Fatigue


Dick Gottlieb, the social worker from Grand Rapids who engages people in empathetic therapy, and I, who have a diagnosis of type two bipolar disorder, have been having some conversations, most recently centered on what the heck is wrong with me … Continue reading

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What is Empathic Therapy?


            I went to Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference because I knew Dr. Breggin to be opposed to psychiatric medications—drugs—which had grievously damaged me.  I also knew that without drugs there can be no hospitalization.  Only a chemical straightjacket can keep people … Continue reading

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