Peter Breggin

Joseph, Jay
November 2007
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;Fall2007, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p152
Academic Journal
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.


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