Prozac's Worst Enemy

A psychiatrist argues in books and on TV that drugs don't help the mentally ill. His critics say he's crazy

By some yardsticks, Dr. Peter Breggin seems to be a successful -- perhaps even influential -- psychiatrist. He has earned impressive academic credentials, published a string of books and shown up on Today and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Many patients rave about the doctor. "He's a wonderful person," says one satisfied customer. "He cares so much about his clients. He gave me the will to get better."

So why are so many other people saying such nasty things about him? The head of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill calls Breggin "ignorant" and claims he's motivated by a lust for...

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