Tag Archives: Peter Breggin

About that Integrity Thing


I promise you, everything you read here is true and not contaminated by any politics.  Nobody controls or influences what I print. There was one attempt to compromise me by psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin and his wife and administrator, Ginger Breggin, … Continue reading

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The Enduring Damage (Part I)


A letter to my doctor’s partner: Dear Doctor, I need you to understand. In 1974 my fiancé, a fighter pilot in the Marine Corps, died when his plane crashed and parachute didn’t open.  Thereafter, during the perfectly normal depressive phase … Continue reading

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Beyond Recovery: Stage Five


Hello, My name is Dustin and I live in Michigan. When I was seventeen years old my mother put me in a psychiatric hospital called Forest View. The abuse I felt violated me to the core! I felt like I … Continue reading

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Moving On


The damage done by psychiatric medications has now taken such a toll that I no longer am able to maintain two blogs.  Henceforth, all my posts will be to my other blog, “Notes in Passing,” at http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com .  Please follow … Continue reading

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Colleague or Therapist?


So I called him up and asked him to be my therapist.  He laughed and said I couldn’t afford him, then went to work. It wasn’t as if I hadn’t tried to find someone local.  I called my ex-therapist, who … Continue reading

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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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Breggin Conference 2013, and Why to Not Attend


I got a shock this morning.  While checking out the latest on Facebook, I came across a post from Peter R. Breggin, MD, about the Empathic Therapy Conference 2013.  Then I discovered that Dr. Peter and Mrs. Ginger Breggin have … Continue reading

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Getting Fired


According to Richard Gottlieb, MSW and Diplomate with a capital D, last year at the Empathic Therapy Conference Dr. Peter Breggin said, “If you haven’t been fired at least once, you’re not doing your job.” Dick and I had been engaged in … Continue reading

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Two Hearts on Whole Wheat


A year ago I met Richard Gottlieb at the Empathic Therapy Conference.  Dick is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and a really nice guy.  In Hindu terms, he has risen to the level of sattva, i.e., calm goodness.  … Continue reading

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