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ToxicPsychiatry.org is an online library and newspaper project of the 501c3 nonprofit Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education & Living, founded by Peter R. Breggin, MD and Ginger Breggin, working toward replacing the biological theories, diagnoses and treatments of "modern" psychiatry with better therapeutic and educational approaches

Peter R. Breggin, MD Websites

Psychiatric Drugs and Cancers

Sleeping Pills Increase Cancer Risk

"Those who had taken the most [sleeping] pills were also 35% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer – although they had not been at greater risk of cancer than the control group before the study began. The risk was greatest for temazepam, one of the benzodiazepines. A link between sleeping pill use and cancer has also been found in previous studies."

 

Pharmacology and therapeutics
Hypnotics' association with mortality or cancer: a matched cohort study
BMJ OPEN ACCESS Daniel F Kripke et al Feb 27, 2012

 

 Studies on questions relating to psychiatric drugs and cancer 

Prolactin is affected by some psychiatric drugs and "may be a factor in tumour growth"