Citizens Commission on Human Rights CCHR

Added June 6, 2010: Linked also on our blogs with / Lié sur nos blogs aussi avec La Commission des Citoyens pour les Droits de l’Homme CCDH (au 7 juin 2010), and with / et avec NON AU PROJET DE LOI FACILITANT LES INTERNEMENTS PSYCHIATRIQUES.

Linked with Psychiatry and Drugs.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights CCHR is a non-profit, public benefit organization dedicated to investigating and exposing psychiatric violations of human rights. It also ensures that criminal acts within the psychiatric industry are reported to the proper authorities and acted upon … (full text about).

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Message from the President: Most people today have difficulty understanding the destructive impact psychiatry has on communities around the world. For far too many, the lesson is learned only after a psychiatrist has destroyed some part of their life.

The destruction might come in the form of the death of their child due to long-term usage of a stimulant drug, prescribed for an invented psychiatric disorder called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It could be the loss of a loved one at the hand of a gun-toting teenager prescribed a violence-inducing psychiatric drug and/or one who had undergone death education or anger management classes (as was the case in the Columbine school massacre in 1999). Perhaps it is the death of an elderly mother or father from electroshock treatment or an antipsychotic drug prescribed at a nursing home. It could be a child labeled mentally ill early in school, prescribed addictive, psychotropic drugs more potent than cocaine, who later becomes a hard-core street-drug addict because he could not tell the difference between a street drug and those prescribed to him.

At CCHR, we work continuously to educate you on the truth about psychiatry, providing information that psychiatrists would prefer you didn’t have. For example, in 2008, Dr. Nada Stotland, the president of the American Psychiatric Association, acknowledged that CCHR “influences our legislatures, our Food and Drug Administration, our schools, and our media as a moving force behind the unwarranted ‘black box warnings’” on the potentially lethal effects of psychiatric drugs [emphasis added]. Note that in Dr. Stotland’s opinion, warning children, adolescents and young adults that could become suicidal while taking antidepressants – a fact the drug regulatory agencies the world over have determined is vital information – is “unwarranted.”

Only by providing all the facts about the risks of psychiatric treatment can we possibly reduce the number of victims who unfortunately learn this truth through personal tragedy.

One of the most important things to know about psychiatry is the complete lack of science supporting its system of diagnosis or its treatments. Take, for example, the psychiatric “billing bible,” the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-IV. Not one of the 297 disorders described therein has ever been proven to exist by observable pathology or objective tests. Instead a panel of psychiatrists arbitrarily defined symptoms of each mental disorder and then literally voted on their suitability for inclusion in the DSM. By this system, if a newly defined mental disorder loses the vote, it fails to make it into the DSM. The system is subjective and ambiguous; its terminology is ill-defined or altogether undefined … (full text).

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