Beyond Conflict: From Self-Help and Psychotherapy to Peacemaking

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 15, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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Dr. Breggin presents ways in which individuals and nations can learn to live in cooperation and harmony. He describes three fundamental methods - coercion, liberty, and love - for satisfying people's basic needs and resolving the bitter antagonisms that poison personal and political dealings. By demonstrating the links between the three methods and the significance of the last - love - Dr. Breggin sets the agenda for a vigorous and viable future for us all.

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Resolving Societal Conflict
Resolving International Conflict
Bringing About Change
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Peter R. Breggin, MD, is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former full-time consultant at NIMH. He is in private practice in Ithaca, New York, and the author of dozens of scientific articles and more than twenty books. Some of his many books include "Toxic Psychiatry, Talking Back to Ritalin, The Antidepressant Fact Book, "and "The Heart of Being Helpful: Empathy and the Creation of a Healing Presence, "and, with co-author Ginger Breggin, "Talking Back to Prozac. "His most recent publications include "Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide, and Crime (2008) " and "Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex, Second Edition" (SPC, 2008). Dr. Breggin is the founder and director of The Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education and Living ( His professional website is

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