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Psychiatry: An Industry of Death (2006)

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Through rare historical and contemporary footage and interviews, this riveting documentary blazes the bright light of truth on the brutal pseudoscience and multi-billion dollar fraud that ... See full summary »
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Walter Afield ... Himself (as Dr. Walter Afield)
George W. Albee ... Himself (as Dr. George W. Albee)
Garland Allen ... Himself (as Dr. Garland Allen)
R. Christopher Barden ... Himself
Lewis Bass ... Himself
Michael Berenbaum ... Himself (as Dr. Michael Berenbaum)
Mary Ann Block ... Herself (as Dr. Mary Ann Block)
Samuel Blumenfeld ... Himself (as Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld)
Arthur Caplan ... Himself (as Dr. Arthur Caplan)
Paula Caplan ... Herself (as Dr. Paula Caplan)
Beth Clay ... Herself
Ty Colbert ... Himself (as Dr. Ty Colbert)
Dennis Cowan ... Himself
Moira Dolan ... Herself (as Dr. Moira Dolan)
Beverly Eakman ... Herself
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Through rare historical and contemporary footage and interviews, this riveting documentary blazes the bright light of truth on the brutal pseudoscience and multi-billion dollar fraud that is psychiatry. We think you have the right to know the cold, hard facts about psychiatry, its practitioners and the threat they pose to our children. Get the truth-watch this film.

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La psiquiatria - Una industria de la muerte  »

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Psychiatry: An Industry Of Death
17 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Any documentary that includes contributions from Thomas Szasz "and" Charlotte Iserbyt has the makings of a truly great film. Unfortunately, a worthy attack on the junk science of psychiatry was almost allowed to degenerate into an ad hominem filled polemic against eugenics and something called racism. For that it loses one point.

"Psychiatry: An Industry Of Death " is actually the name of a museum, one founded by Szasz with the backing of the Church of - wait for it - Scientology. It is ironic that a sham religion founded by a con man should be in the forefront of the anti-psychiatry movement, but this one worthy deed will have earned L. Ron Hubbard a pair of angel's wings.

Although "...Industry Of Death" does appear to go over the top - there are many people out there who are more evil than any psychiatrist - it is the evil good men do that has always been the bigger problem. The film does not dwell too much on the quackery that is psychiatry, concentrating instead on the powerful vested interests, ie big money, that have turned America in particular into a charlatan's paradise, often at the expense of children who are diagnosed with ADHD at the drop of a hat.

We are also shown the historical perspective and the horror shows of psychiatry from the insane asylum to the lobotomy and beyond. You will probably disagree with much of what this film says, but most people will agree that whether or not it actually exists, the extent of mental illness has been greatly exaggerated, that psychiatric drugs should be used as a last resort if at all, and that the financial influences on psychiatry should be reigned in.


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