The Breggin Impact

Vontress, Clemmont E.
November 2007
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;Fall2007, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p201
Academic Journal
The author relates how psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin influenced his approach to counseling after hearing the psychiatrist's presentation about love and depression. He mentions that Breggin and G. R. Breggin argue in their book "The War Against Children" that love is basic to the healthy development of human beings. He notes that the discussion on culture, ethnicity and psychiatric diagnosis spurred his scholarship. He discusses the cultural factors that cause African American clients to present as dysthymic or depressed.


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