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The Anti-Depressant Fact Book

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  42 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
s/t: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You about Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa & Luvox
Known as "the Ralph Nader of psychiatry," Dr. Peter Breggin has been the medical expert in countless court cases involving the use or misuse of psychoactive medications. This unusual position has given him unprecedented access to private pharmaceutical research and correspondence files, inf
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 12th 2001 by Da Capo Lifelong Books (first published June 21st 2001)
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Sue
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Readers of this book are likely to run to their shrinks and tell them they don’t want to take pills for their depression anymore. Breggin, who has a strong biases against antidepressants, lays out a strong case to prove his contention that these drugs are, for most people, ineffective and dangerous. He details the changes that happen in the brain with the class of drugs known as SSRIs, talks about patients who did terrible things under the influence of SSRIs, and suggests other ways to deal with ...more
Yvette
Mar 28, 2013 rated it did not like it
The author's bias against anti-depressant drugs couldn't be clearer. I appreciate that he has concerns about the use of this medication but the scare tactics and worst case scenarios he presents do not lend weight to his argument.
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