Issues

Szasz-Image-for-Issues-PageCCHR Co-founder Dr. Thomas Szasz
Dr. Thomas Szasz is a Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at the State University of New York, Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute and a Lifetime Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Considered by many scholars and academics to be psychiatry’s most authoritative critic, Szasz has authored more than 35 books on the subject.

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psycho-pharmaceutical front groupsThe Psycho-Pharmaceutical Front Groups: Conflicts of Interest Run Rampant
Little known but extremely relevant fact: The Campaign to “Stop the Stigma” of “Mental Illness” was launched by…. the Pharmaceutical Industry. With a seemingly altruistic agenda, the fact is the campaign to end the “stigma” of mental illness is one driven and funded by those who benefit from more and more people being labeled mentally ill—pharma, psychiatry and pharmaceutical front groups such as NAMI and CHADD to name but a few.

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The-Hidden-EnemyBehind the Epidemic of Military Suicides: New Documentary Exposes Psychiatry as “The Hidden Enemy” in Military Mental Health
In order to gain acceptance as a medically relevant entity, psychiatry deliberately infiltrated this nation’s defense forces and others around the world, practicing pseudo-science on unsuspecting service men and women under the guise of mental health “treatment.”

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parents-issueParents—Know Your Rights
Parents are quite simply not being given accurate information about psychiatric labels (mental disorders) or the drugs being prescribed to ‘treat’ their children. This is fact: There are no medical tests in existence that can prove ADHD or any other mental disorder is a physical abnormality, brain dysfunction, chemical imbalance or genetic abnormality. Period.

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maryanne-godboldoParents’ Rights Under Attack: Maryanne Godboldo’s Story—Timeline of Events Leading to Armed Assault on Her and Her Daughter
This is an overall timeline of events of what occurred leading up to, and after, Detroit mother, Maryanne Godboldo withstood a 10-hour standoff with police, an armed assault by a SWAT team and a tank for refusing to give her daughter a harmful, potentially lethal antipsychotic drug documented by international drug regulatory agencies to cause diabetes, stroke and death. The police and CPS negotiated with Maryanne and assured her that they would not take her daughter to a psychiatric ward, or administer drugs to her. They lied.

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reckless-endangermentKnow Your Rights: When Prescribing Psychiatric Drugs Becomes Reckless Endangerment
When psychiatrists or doctors prescribe dangerous, potentially life-threatening psychiatric drugs to children without the parent or legal guardian’s consent, they should be charged with reckless endangerment and/or child endangerment because these drugs are documented to cause side effects including, but not limited to, suicide, mania, heart problems, stroke, diabetes, death and sudden death.

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Psychiatric Drug Side EffectsPsychiatric Drug Side Effects Database
CCHR has taken its commitment to inform and protect the public on mental health issues to a new level with the recent launch of its redesigned website and enhanced psychiatric drug side effects database.

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dsmThe DSM—Psychiatry’s Billing Bible
The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is psychiatry’s billing bible of so-called mental disorders. With the DSM, psychiatry has taken countless aspects of human behavior and reclassified them as a mental illness simply by adding the term disorder onto them.

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conflicts of interest psychiatry pharmaceutical fundsShrinks For Sale: Psychiatry’s Conflicted Alliance
In March 2009, the American Psychiatric Association announced that it would phase out pharmaceutical funding of continuing medical education seminars and meals at its conventions. However, the decision came only after years of controversial exposure of its conflict of interest with the pharmaceutical industry and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee requesting in July 2008 that the APA provide accounts for all of its pharmaceutical funding.

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protect the elderlyThe Psychiatric Abuse of the Elderly
In today’s high-pressure world, tradition is too often replaced by more modern means of dealing with the demands of life. For example, while once heavily community, church and family-based, today the task of caring for our parents and grandparents routinely falls to organizations such as nursing homes or aged-care centers. There we trust that professionally trained staff will take care of our elders as we would.

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mental health screeningTeen Screen: A Test That Fails Our Kids
In the last four weeks: Have you had trouble sleeping, that is, trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early? Have you had less energy than you usually do? Has doing even little things made you feel really tired? Has it often been hard for you to make up your mind or to make decisions? These are a few of the questions being asked to adolescents in a mental health screening program used in schools across the nation. If a child answers “yes” to these or a set number of other equally inane questions, they’re considered likely to be depressed—or worse.

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drugging our armed forcesThe Mass Drugging of Our Armed Forces
In 2006, The Philadelphia Enquirer reported that soldiers and veterans groups had found drug use was an increasing problem in Iraq, especially because medics were generously handing out prescription medications that were being abused.

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