Understanding Psychotropic Drug Action: The Contribution of the Brain-Disabling Theory

Moncrieff, Joanna
November 2007
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;Fall2007, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p170
Academic Journal
The article discusses the brain-disabling theory of psychiatric drug action, according to author Peter Breggin. It notes that the books "Toxic Psychiatry" and "Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry," written by Breggin, deal with the theory that psychiatric drugs work by disabling the normal function of the brain. It enumerates the key principles of the theory that are tackled in the latter book. It cites that the theory helps to explain the effects in neurological impairment of long-term drug use.


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