This documentary presents the history of psychiatry from its beginnings in the 18th Century as a fringe industry housing the disfigured and retarded souls of society to where it is now, a deeply corrupted marketing arm of the pharmaceutical companies.
The goal is to make everyone on the planet dependent on psychotropic drugs supposedly to control mental disorders (such as Attention Deficit Disorder and Shyness Syndrome) that, in reality, do not even exist. The movie, which is being shown internationally in more than 30 countries, depicts human rights abuses by psychiatry and carries statements from health professionals, academics, legal and human rights experts, and victims of psychiatric brutalities. It traces the origins of psychiatry, the role psychiatrists have played in the oppression of blacks and minorities, the roots of their eugenics programs and the pivotal part they played in the Holocaust.
It also reveals how psychiatric drugs are behind the spate of school shooting sprees and how millions of federal dollars allocated to screen American schoolchildren for “mental disorders” could increase both child deaths and acts of school violence. The Food and Drug Administration has warned that psychiatric drugs prescribed to children could cause aggression, hostility, psychosis, mania, homicide, suicide and death. It warns about the more than 100,000 deaths in psychiatric institutions around the world each year and over 15,000 deaths of children taking psychiatric drugs in the United States.
When psychiatry and totalitarian governments join forces, as they now have, political dissidents can be involuntarily imprisoned, medicated, and given shock torture (called therapy) to “cure” their dissent. It will take a grass-roots awakening to dismantle this evil mechanism. Citizens Commission on Human Rights directly blames psychiatrists for the Holocaust, slavery, ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, Soviet Gulags, apartheid and more. There is fascinating, if uncomfortable footage of doctors applying bizarre, cruel-looking techniques to animals and, in the most difficult scenes, children.
Today, we are told, an alarming number of psychiatrists molest their patients. They goad them to violence so they can bill for institutionalization. Ancient “tranquillizer chairs” and “ovary compressors” have given way to hospitalization and drugs, but the profession remains dubious, intones the narrator — whose menacing baritone could well be the same one behind voice-overs for slasher film trailers. “Psychiatry’s damaging and lethal treatments are infamous. Psychiatrists claim their methods have changed.
Psychiatrists eugenics theories helped legitimize Hitler’s racist programs, certainly, as well as other persecuting regimes. But won’t most visitors know, or at least suspect, there was a bit more to it? It’s less likely they’ll know, however, that Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al-Qaeda architect of 9/11, is not a psychiatrist as the CCHR claims. Neither was B.F. Skinner, for that matter. And he didn’t keep his kids locked in a box.
Even today, governments routinely abuse psychiatric science, Mr. Kent allows, falsely institutionalizing enemies. And the commission’s work has led to the closure of many appalling asylums around the world. Also, it’s true that until the pharmacological revolution in the fifties, doctors resorted to pretty unpleasant, misguided measures to treat psychosis (though it’s hard not to leave wondering what similarly ghastly details you could dig up about, say, early dentistry).
There are tales here of Paxil patients getting violent or suicidal, Mr. Kent adds, but none of the scores of patients who do well on psychotropic meds — or patients who died, or killed, for lack of them. It also reveals how psychiatric drugs are behind the spate of school shooting sprees and how millions of federal dollars allocated to screen American schoolchildren for “mental disorders” could increase both child deaths and acts of school violence. The Food and Drug Administration has warned that psychiatric drugs prescribed to children could cause aggression, hostility, psychosis, mania, homicide, suicide and death.
This is another great documentary you should view to get a full explanation on what is going on in the Psychiatry industry its called “Making a Killing:The untold story of Phychotropic Drugging”