The War Against Children of Color: Psychiatry Targets Inner-city Youth

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Common Courage Press, 1998 - Medical - 256 pages
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The authors of the best-selling Talking back to Prozac expose the government and psychiatric establishment's threat to children.From the authors of the best-selling Talking Back to Prozac comes the definitive work exposing how mental health agencies and the government are using invalid science for social control rather than addressing the decline of families, schools, and communities as well as escalating racism and poverty. In 1992, Dr. Peter Breggin and Ginger Ross inspired a national campaign against the proposed federal Violence Initiative, which was aimed at identifying inner-city children with alleged defects that were said to make them more violent when they reach adulthood.

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Born to Be Violent?
Born to Be Disruptive?
Current Federal Programs for the Biomedical Control of Children and Youth
Racial Guinea Pigs? Victims of Genocide?
Ending Biomedical Child Abuse
Appendix About the Authors and the International Center
Its BrainDisabling Effects 1979

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About the author (1998)

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

Peter R. Breggin, M.D., is a leading medical critic of biological psychiatry. He is a psychiatrist in private practice, Director of the Center for the Study of Psychiatry, and author of Toxic Psychiatry and The War Against Children.

Ginger Ross Breggin is Director of Research and Public Education for the Center for the Study of Psychiatry and coauthor (with Peter Breggin) of The War Against Children. They live in Bethesda, Maryland.

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