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David Van Nuys, Ph.D.
An Interview withy Peter Breggin, MD on the Psychopharmaceutical Complex - the corrupt collusion of psychiatry with the major drug companies which harms public health
45 minutes Posted Jul 31, 2009 at 8:12 am.
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In this edition of the Wise Counsel Podcast, Dr. Van Nuys interviews Peter R. Breggin M.D., a Psychiatrist and a well known critic of what he calls the Psychopharmaceutical Complex. This phrase is a a play on American President Dwight D. Eisenhower's famous phrase, Military-Industrial Complex, taken from his farewell address. Just as Eisenhower warned Americans that their government was in danger of being corrupted by the crushing wealth and influence of military defense contractors, Dr. Breggin has spent his career warning us of the corrupting influence of the pharmaceutical industry which, he believes, has twisted the field of psychiatry and public perceptions of mental health to better serve their economic purposes, much to the detriment of the public's mental health. Dr. Breggin describes examples of drug company's corrupting influence and of psychiatry's capitulation to the drug companies.