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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.


CRITICAL AND RECOMMENDED READINGS ON 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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