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Author Breggin, Peter Roger, 1936-

Title Medication madness : a psychiatrist exposes the dangers of mood-altering medications / Peter R. Breggin
Edition First edition
Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008


Description x, 384 pages ; 25 cm
Contents What is medication spellbinding? -- The toothless watchdog growls -- Killing the pain-and almost the cop -- The man with too many complaints -- Young girl murderers in the making -- Doctors driven mad by medications -- Killing loved ones to save the world -- Drug-induced "happy faces" -- Not quite twelve years old -- Sleeping pill madness -- Tranquilized into violence -- A courtroom Christmas story -- A vicious addiction -- He wanted to do better in school -- Spellbound by Ritalin addiction -- Parents forced to drug their children -- This is not my daughter -- Dilemmas in the role of the medical expert -- Drug companies on trial -- Marketing myths and the truth about psychiatric medication -- Spellbound by drug withdrawal reactions -- Making drug withdrawal as safe as possible -- The tough question of personal responsibility -- Choose your last resort wisely
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-375) and index
Subject Psychotropic drugs -- Side effects.
Brain -- Effect of drugs on.
Forensic psychiatry -- United States.
Liability for emotional distress -- United States.
Psychotropic Drugs -- adverse effects.
Mood Disorders -- etiology.
United States.
LC no. 2008001477
ISBN 9780312363383