Long-time activist Don Weitz has composed this list of his favorite books critical of psychiatric drugs.


compiled by Don Weitz

Peter Breggin. Talking Back toRitalin: What doctors aren’t telling you about stimulants forchildren. (Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 1998)

Peter Breggin & David Cohen. YourDrug May Be Your Problem (Reading, MA: Perseus Books, 1999)

Peter Breggin. Medication Madness:The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide andMurder. (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008)

Erick Fabris. Tranquil Prisons:Chemical Incarceration Under Community Treatment Orders (Toronto:University of Toronto Press, 2011)

Joseph Glenmullen. Prozac Backlash.(New York:: Simon & Schuster, 2000)

Peter Lehmann, ed. Coming OffPsychiatric Drugs (Berlin: Peter Lehmann Publishing, 2001)

Lars Martensson. Deprived of OurHumanity: The Case Against Neuroleptic Drugs (Geneva: TheVoiceless Movement, 1998).

Thomas Szasz. Pharmacracy: Medicineand Politics in America (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001)

Robert Whitaker. Mad in America: BadScience, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentallyill (Reading,MA: Perseus Publishing, 2002)

Robert Whitaker. Anatomy of anEpidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Riseof Mental Illness in America (New York: Crown Publishers, 2010)

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