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List of books critical of psychiatric drugs

Long-time activist Don Weitz has composed this list of his favorite books critical of psychiatric drugs.


compiled by Don Weitz

Peter Breggin. Talking Back to Ritalin: What doctors aren’t telling you about stimulants for children. (Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 1998)

Peter Breggin & David Cohen. Your Drug May Be Your Problem (Reading, MA: Perseus Books, 1999)

Peter Breggin. Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide and Murder. (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008)

Erick Fabris. Tranquil Prisons: Chemical Incarceration Under Community Treatment Orders (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011)

Joseph Glenmullen. Prozac Backlash. (New York:: Simon & Schuster, 2000)

Peter Lehmann, ed. Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs (Berlin: Peter Lehmann Publishing, 2001)

Lars Martensson. Deprived of Our Humanity: The Case Against Neuroleptic Drugs (Geneva: The Voiceless Movement, 1998).

Thomas Szasz. Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001)

Robert Whitaker. Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally ill (Reading,MA: Perseus Publishing, 2002)

Robert Whitaker. Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America (New York: Crown Publishers, 2010)

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