Some people, including Ms Davidov from Massachusetts, think that Breggin is doing us a disservice. I don’t think so. I’ve been listening fairly closely to the Breggin show. He does a couple of really unique things you don’t see other psychs doing.
First of all, he brings social justice causes to our attention and he’s on top of the latest political changes and “scientific” advances. If you ever heard it first anywhere (besides here…) then you’ll hear it on the Breggin show.
Secondly, Breggin speaks from experience and training, much of which was valid. He is a medical doctor and he tells us not only that the drugs are neurotoxins, but he’ll explain in medical terms exactly why. He’s also very good about drug withdrawal. This is a way professional training can be used in a way to boost authority.
I do NOT believe the authority of “therapists” who use their degrees to claim they have expertise. I do not validate their expertise on life. I do validate their lived experience, good and bad, as clinicians trying to work in a corrupt field. I don’t think they’re experts on human behavior. I don’t validate their textbook stereotype training, and I don’t validate their supposed “empathic” powers since patients have the exact same power. Just as well or better.
Very few psychs are like Breggin and the one who vouched for Marci Webber. That shrink was on the Breggin show. I believe she is in Wisconsin.
I have an alarm go off so I can remember to tune into the Breggin show. I hope you all will do so, too. 4pm. The station is http://prn.fm.