126 ◄ Previous Page Home Next Page ► Chapter Index Having exhausted every other avenue, and not having slept properly for some years, I was becoming rather desperate. Being the person that I am, however, I felt that I had to research the matter thoroughly before making any decision in this direction. It was my good fortune to have in my private library a number of excellent books covering the subject. The most noteworthy of these books being Mental and Elemental Nutrients by Carl C. Pfeiffer, Ph.D., M.D. and Toxic Psychiatry by Peter Breggin M.D.. Dr. Peter Breggin is a highly qualified psychiatrist and a former teaching fellow at Harvard Medical School. If you are being given any manner of psychiatric drug, or if anyone you know is contemplating undergoing electroshock therapy, or any manner of psychiatric treatment, then you should move heaven and earth to lay hands on his book or visit his website. The following is no more than a brief summary of the outcome of my research. These highlights are included in the hope that they will encourage you to study further into this matter for yourself. By so doing you will be able to fill in the obvious gaps. It is for good measure that we repeat a little of what has already been covered in chapter 4. Psychiatry today involves three primary therapies: • Psychiatric counselling, • Psychiatric drugs, and • Electroconvulsive (electric shock) therapy. . . .