Peter R. Breggin MD has been called “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his many decades of successful efforts to reform the mental health ﬁeld. His scientiﬁc and educational works have provided the foundation for modern criticism of psychiatric drugs, electroshock, and psychosurgery. He is also a leader in promoting more caring and effective therapies. His professional website and his earlier YouTube video channel, now located on www.brighteon.com, reach millions annually. However, due to increasing censorship, it is best to follow his work by subscribing to his Free Frequent Alerts on his professional website, www.breggin.com.
From early in his career, Peter has promoted freedom, responsibility, and love in his clinical, educational, professional, and political activities. His values of reason, liberty and love, and his research experience, led him to join others in examining and resisting the oppression behind COVID-19, and in promoting what he calls the Refounding of America.
In the arena of COVID-19, along with his wife Ginger as his co-researcher and consultant, he is currently working with three outstanding attorneys in a variety of state, federal, and international cases to protect and advance individual freedom: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Tom Renz in the United States, and Reiner Fuellmich in Germany and Europe. In these new roles, he draws on many decades of experience as a medical expert in hundreds of legal actions, including landmark cases, on behalf of patient rights in criminal, malpractice, and product liability lawsuits, as well as injunctions to stop abusive medical and psychiatric practices.
Peter is in the private practice of psychiatry in Ithaca, New York. His educational background includes Harvard College, Case-Western Reserve School of Medicine, and psychiatric residency programs at both the State University of NY Upstate Medical Center and the Massachusetts Mental Health Center where he was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard Medical School.
He has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed scientiﬁc articles and 24 medical and popular books, including the bestsellers Toxic Psychiatry (1991) and Talking Back to Prozac (with Ginger Breggin, 1994). His most recent three books are (1) Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide, and Crime (2008); (2) Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: a Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families (2013); and (3) Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Our Negative Emotions (2014).
Ginger Ross Breggin has a background in journalism, book editing, bookmaking, and book publishing. Since 1984, she has partnered with Peter as a coauthor, writer, editor, researcher, organization administrator, advisor, and communicator with the outside world.
When hints of a possible new pandemic reached the U.S. in January 2020, Ginger redirected her attention to researching what would be called SARS- CoV-2 . She soon recognized the significance of an obscure reference to a paper published in 2015 in Nature Medicine. It was titled, “A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence.” It documented that the
U.S. had been collaborating with Chinese researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in gain-of-function research—making lethal viruses very similar to SARS-CoV-2. With her husband, they set aside their normal lives and
began work on the pandemic, digging deep into the tragedy of the world’s response to COVID-19.
Along with her husband Peter, Ginger is a member of several COVID-19 medical and science groups, including the international Doctors for Covid Ethics (D4CE) and the U.S.- based C19 Group which focuses upon early treatments for COVID-19, ongoing research, and the effects of government policies.
Ginger is the coauthor of several books with Peter, including their bestseller Talking Back to Prozac (1994) and The War Against Children of Color: Psychiatry Targets Inner City Youth (1998). She is a coeditor of Dimensions of Empathic Therapy.
Ginger designed and published Peter’s book, Wow, I’m an American: How to Live Like Our Nation’s Heroic Founders. She edited and published The Conscience of Psychiatry: The Reform Work of Peter R. Breggin, MD. She has researched, edited, and coauthored many blogs with him on the issues in Covid-19 and the Global Predators: We Are the Prey.
Ginger inspired and cofounded with her husband the peer-reviewed scientific journal Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, which she managed for many years. As a freshman undergraduate at American University, she was given an annual honors award for the best social sciences paper for all levels of the university. She is also an award- winning photographer.
From 1988-2002, she was the Executive Director of Peter’s original nonprofit reform center, the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ICSPP). In 2010, she cofounded a new reform nonprofit organization with her husband called The Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, for which she is the executive director. She also works with her husband on his websites and produces his videos and his radio/TV show, The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour.