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The documentary was saying everyone fits into these categories. Sorry but thats a lie. People should use their digression - If you fit this i would suggest first seeing a psychologist or talking to a friend to get some clarity on the reason why you may be feeling this way, however if you feel in desperate need for an escape go to the psychiatrist who will give you some drugs that will hopefully only be needed for a short period of time until your body naturally can cope on its own.
Psychiatrists are trained in medicine first so thats what they know - they will try and fix problems using medicine which isn't always the best way however sometimes is appropriate. The reason they prescribe so much is because thats what their job is - if you want someone to talk about your problems with go to a friend or family member however if it something out of their hands and you don't know how to handle it try a psychologist.
DSM is very good - if someone is prescribing you medication and not using DSM I would think critically about their motives and look into side effects and misuse of the drug.
This documentary is just so 1 sided its ridiculous - its actually an incredibly unscientific way of looking at what we know.
OK, before I go further, yes, the voice of the video is like on Discovery Channel, you know, dramatic and exaggerating, and they do repeat information like a sneaky Goebbels technique, and do not present the other side - that maybe in some cases drugs can be effective and that in some cases they might help ease the pain in a divorce or trauma for a short time, which I believe is true. However, having been said, I totally agree with this film's guests that psychiatrists engage in unethical behavior on a routine basis in order to make money. Duh! Everyone knows that the medical industry has been swallowed hook line and sinker by pay- to-play industry.
This documentary also touches on how the DSM IV (now IV+) pathologizes almost every possible thing a human being can experience, and how it is used as a drug-dealers best friend to get paid by insurance companies. This is TRUE, in my view, from watching the film. It's even more true now that BIG Pharma and Insurance hold a literal death grip on the nation's health insurance reform.
I've read all the reviews here and can say that I'm still not convinced that they actually deal with the criticisms presented in this film, but just use bad names against it - "boring", "ditsy Scientology rant", "repetitious", "awful science and pure propaganda", and others. I'm a skeptic of Scientology, but now I know one reason why Tom Cruise loves it and has remained faithful to it. FYI, I'm NOT a Scientologist, but a professor of English and longtime practitioner of Nonviolent Communication. This film has a huge number of psychiatrists, consumer advocates, and people and children affected by psychiatric drugs. I've known for decades the relationship between psychiatry and legal drug pushing; since the crusades eliminating the midwives and public medical systems of women healers, this is a long, long history. For more info, see Coercion as Cure: A Critical History of Psychiatry by Thomas Szasz (a psychiatrist for over fifty years). There are many more books on this subject that are very well researched. He's on Amazon.com and Youtube, too. There's a great book too, by Ph.D. Jeffrey A. Schaler defending Szasz, in his book, Szasz Under Fire: The Psychiatric Abolitionist Faces His Critics - overwhelmingly positive five star reviews. I HIGHLY recommend ALL psychiatrists reading this to buy and read both books.
Some mentioned University of Texas bioethicist Dr. Howard Brody as not being against the big pharma industry, but he's STILL talking about the "dark side of medicine" in this debate last Sept, 2010. Just Google his name.
Also, clearly from a cursory review of the CCHR, this group believes psychiatry is bad and has no good side, which I believe is short-sighted. Sometimes drugs can help someone cope with extreme mental states, but there are other therapies which can replace the drugs to help them get off them as soon as possible. The fact that psychiatrists 99% of the time tend to overlook these and only deal with drugs as a remedy, is a total tragedy and an outrage!!! Shame on you as a profession! I won't even touch on the use of psychiatrists in torture in Iraq and Guantanamo, which the movie didn't touch on because it was made earlier.
Thank you for bringing this to most people's attention and allowing this documentary to be viewed for free!
Obviously, the field is open for other documentarians to portray this issue in a more objective way, and with less propagandistic methods, which in the end, is much more convincing to those with the power to do something.
Blessings and well wishes to all!
(Highly Recommended Documentary!) Thanks CCHR!!
Making a killing covers a lot of ground, and is absorbing the whole way through.
Question everything: especially religion, government and your parents.
The details about Bi-polar - correct.
The details about ADHD - correct.
Industry insiders, Doctors, mothers, physicians, Congressmen and woman. How anyone could disagree with this information is beyond me.
How can electro shocking children or giving them drugs in the same classification as Cocaine for potency be classified as therapeutic or healing?
The video highlights that no research is done on diet, teaching techniques anything like this.
Please watch this.
But..., the Scientologists have this video right. Over-drugging of psychiatric "medicine" is an epidemic catapulted into America and the world an aggressive pharmaceutical drug cartel. Marketing is key, science takes a back seat. (One positive point about this group is that at least it seems they are internationally coordinated and aren't siding with one country or the other.)
Ron Hubbard said in his description of Scientology that he merely pulled all the material for the religion from many other religious and philosophical sources. ... Well, now the Scientologists did it again with the making of their "Making A Killing" documentary of psychiatric drug abuse. - Please go to MadInAmerica.com for insight on how actual psychiatrists with a conscious are combating this deadly scourge of psychiatric medication overdose in their own industry. The Mad In America website is NOT the Scientologists, so you can feel better about that if that was keeping you from paying attention to this monumental issue.
Dr. Peter Breggin who is a regular on the nightly international Coast to Coast AM program with George Noory (great show) has a blog up there now on the Mad In America site titled "Psychiatry: The Brain is a Malignant Tumor!" There is another interesting blog currently found on this website that I liked too "How Psychiatry Evolved Into A Religion". Check it out!