TITLE

Peter Breggin

AUTHOR(S)
Joseph, Jay
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;Fall2007, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p152
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the opposition of Doctor Peter Breggin to studies supporting the genetic basis of psychiatric disorders. He mentions that his doctoral dissertations that challenge genetic theories in psychiatry and psychology were inspired by Breggin's book "Toxic Psychiatry." He expresses support to Breggin's opposition to genetic theories of criminal and antisocial behavior. He claims that studies supporting genetic determinism are plagued by bias, methodological problems and a reliance on unsupported theoretical assumptions.
ACCESSION #
27465117

 

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