Journal of African American Men

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Campaigns against racist federal programs by the center for the study of psychiatry and psychology

  • Peter R. Breggin


The Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (CSPP) was founded by the author as the Center for the Study of Psychiatry in the early 1970s. At that time, the Center launched a successful campaign to stop state and federal programs that targeted allegedly violent African American children and youth for brain-mutilating psychosurgery. Twenty years later, in the early 1990s, the Center spearheaded criticism of yet another government biopsychiatric program with racist implications, the federal violence initiative, aimed at diagnosing and drugging supposedly violenceprone inner-city children.


Violent Crime Human Genome Project Individual Vulnerability Public Health Approach Nuremberg Code 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter R. Breggin
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  1. 1.the Center for the Study of Psychiatry and PsychologyBethesda

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