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Citizens Commission on Human Rights' On-line Exposés:
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 CCHR:
 International  Human Rights  Watchdog

Child Drugging:
Psychiatry Destroying Lives

Harming Artists:
Psychiatry Ruins Creativity

Community Ruin:
Psychiatry's Coercive 'Care'

The Real Crisis in Mental Health Today

Psychiatry:
Hooking Your World on Drugs

 Massive Fraud:
Psychiatry's
Corrupt Industry

Psychiatric Hoax:
The Subversion of Medicine

Eroding Justice:
Psychiatry's Corruption of Law

Creating Racism:
Psychiatry's Betrayal

Psychiatric Rape:
Assaulting Women and Children

Rehab Fraud:
Psychiatry's Drug Scam

Deadly Restraints:
Psychiatry's 'Therapeutic' Assault

Schizophrenia:
Psychiatry's for Profit 'Disease'

The Brutal Reality:
Harmful Psychiatric 'Treatments'

Chaos and Terror:
Manufactured by Psychiatry

Harming Youth:
Psychiatry Destroys Young Minds

Unholy Assault:
Psychiatry Versus Religion

 

Pseudoscience:
Psychiatry's False Diagnoses

Elderly Abuse:
Cruel Mental Health Programs

 

Extracts from the on-line Exposés by the Citizens Commission on Human rights

The psychiatric profession purports to be the sole arbiter on the subject of mental health and "diseases" of the mind. The facts, however, demonstrate otherwise:

1. PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS"' ARE NOT MEDICAL DISEASES.
In medicine, strict criteria exist for calling a condition a disease: a predictable group of symptoms and the cause of the symptoms or an understanding of their physiology (function) must be proven and established. Chills and fever are symptoms. Malaria and typhoid are diseases. Diseases are proven to exist by objective evidence and physical tests. Yet, no mental "diseases" have ever been proven to medically exist.

2. PSYCHIATRISTS DEAL EXCLUSIVELY WITH MENTAL "DISORDERS", NOT PROVEN DISEASES.
While mainstream physical medicine treats diseases, psychiatry can only deal with "disorders." In the absence of a known cause or physiology, a group of symptoms seen in many different patients is called a disorder or syndrome.

Harvard Medical School's Joseph Glenmullen, M.D., says that in psychiatry, "all of its diagnoses are merely syndromes [or disorders], clusters of symptoms presumed to be related, not disease." As Dr. Thomas Szasz, professor of psychiatry emeritus, observes, "There is no blood or other biological test to ascertain the presence or absence of a mental illness, as there is for most bodily diseases."

3. PSYCHIATRY HAS NEVER ESTABLISHED THE CAUSE OF ANY MENTAL DISORDERS.
Leading psychiatric agencies such as the World Psychiatric Association and the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health admit that psychiatrists do not know the causes or cures for any mental disorder or what their "treatments" specifically do to the patient. They have only theories and conflicting opinions about their diagnoses and methods, and are lacking any scientific basis for these. As a past president of the World Psychiatric Association stated, "The time when psychiatrists considered that they could cure the mentally ill is gone. In the future, the mentally ill have to learn to live with their illness."

4. THE THEORY THAT MENTAL DISORDERS DERIVE FROM A CHEMICAL IMBALANCE IN THE BRAIN IS UNPROVEN OPINION, NOT FACT.
One prevailing psychiatric theory (key to psychotropic drug sales) is that mental disorders result from a chemical imbalance in the brain. As with its other theories, there is no biological or other evidence to prove this. Representative of a large group of medical and biochemistry experts, Elliot Valenstein, Ph.D., author of Blaming the Brain says: "[T]here are no tests available for assessing the chemical status of a living person's brain."

5. THE BRAIN IS NOT THE REAL CAUSE OF LIFE'S PROBLEMS.
People do experience problems and upsets in life that may result in mental troubles, sometimes very serious. But to represent that these troubles are caused by incurable "brain diseases" that can only be alleviated with dangerous pills is dishonest harmful and often deadly. Such drugs are often more potent than a narcotic and capable of driving one to violence or suicide. They mask the real cause of problems in life and debilitate the individual, so denying him or her the opportunity for real recovery and hope for the future.


"Electroshock should not be available as a choice, just as Thalidomide is not available to pregnant women. After 50 years of practising this hoax, psychiatrists are not likely to suddenly agree that it is harmful. As soon as they do, they know there would be a rush of criminal and civil suits from which they would never recover. Governments should outlaw it."
Dr. Michael Chavin

"The bottom line is that psychiatrists know nothing about the mind, treat the individual as no more than an organ in the head (the brain) and have about as much interest in spirituality, standard medicine and curing as an executioner would have in saving lives."
Megan Shields, MD

"The brain, for a while, is so injured that the patient is too confused to know or remember what was troubling him.. when the brain begins to recover... the problems usually return since electricity has done nothing to resolve them."
Lee Coleman, MD

"To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism and religious dogmas."
G. Barrack Chisholm, Co-Founder of the World Federation of Mental Health

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Drugs over-prescription is a national scandal:
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I just didn't feel safe at all: A former patient has told BBC News Online what life was like in a psychiatric ward.

Child porn doctor banned for year: A consultant child psychiatrist has been banned from practising as a doctor for a year after admitting accessing child porn on his home computer.

Child psychiatrist is suspended: A child psychiatrist has been suspended for a year after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct.

Shock therapy: 'Ruined lives': BBC News Online talks to former ECT patients who say the therapy ruined their lives.

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