Psychiatry's nature cannot be changed; it can only be constrained by public outrage
Are Our Psychiatric Medicines Spellbinding Us?
Ever wonder why you don’t feel like yourself when you’re supposed to feel better? Wonder why your family member seems to be getting worse instead of better, as the psychiatric drugs are piled on? Ever wonder why you or someone you care about seems changed by psychiatric drugs—made more depressed, more irritably, more anxious, and sometimes even dangerously distressed? Ithaca psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, MD will be talking about his new book,Medication Madness: the Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide and Crime, July 17, 2010 in Ithaca, NY.
Learn a new concept that can change your life, even save your life, and that of your loved ones. Medication spellbinding (technically, intoxication anosognosia) can blind you or your loved one about the harmful effects of psychoactive drugs, including every kind of psychiatric medication.
Dr. Breggin will be joined by author Pamela S. K. Glasner, discussing her book Finding Emmaus, a novel with a fascinating and historically accurate perspective regarding psychiatry. Both authors will be discussing their books, their experiences and, each in their own way, their personal -- and very passionate -- commitments to rectify a troubling situation which literally effects everyone from every walk of life: the deliberate misdiagnosis and overmedication of millions of Americans for no other reason than the enormous income it generates.
“Medication spellbinding explains why so many people keep taking harmful psychiatric drugs, and other psychoactive substances, while only getting worse and even ruining their lives,” says Dr. Breggin. “The concept of medication spellbinding clarifies why people thinking they are better on Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Xanax, Abilify, Seroquel, Zyprexa or other medications when their lives are deteriorating. Understanding medication spellbinding can help to free you and your loved ones from enslavement to psychoactive drugs of all kinds,” Dr. Breggin concluded.
Both authors are dynamic, compelling speakers and this promises to be a wonderful afternoon.
Location: Barnes & Noble Bookstore — Ithaca, New York
614 South Meadow Street, Ithaca, New York
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010
Time: Beginning @ 2:00PM
Books will be available for purchase and both authors will be available for signing after the presentation.
To contact the authors on the web go to their websites:
Peter R. Breggin, MD is no longer affiliated with the Center for the Study of Psychiatry, informally known as International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, which he founded and led from 1972-2002, and Dr. Breggin will not participate in its conferences. Dr. Breggin and his colleagues will hold their new annual spring conference April 8-10, 2011. Details are available at http://www.empathictherapy.org.