Psychiatry: An Industry of Death
Psychiatry: an Industry Of Death is a riveting presentation (two years in the making) that lays bare the destruction wrought by psychiatrists upon every sector of our society. Graphic footage from archival and current films depicting psychiatrists in action, eye-opening interviews with medical experts and moving accounts from victims and their families, make this the most complete and devastating documentary of psychiatric abuse ever produced.
Psychiatry: an Industry Of Death tracks the history of psychiatry from it's macabre 18th century origins to today, where 100,000 patients die each year in psychiatric institutions and 20 million children have been put on potentially lethal, mind-altering drugs.
Through rare historical and contemporary footage and interviews with more than 160 doctors, attorneys, educators, survivors and experts on the mental health industry and its abuses, this riveting documentary blazes the bright light of truth on the brutal pseudoscience and the multi-billion dollar industry that is psychiatry.
Psychiatrists are blamed 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.
With pioneers such as B.F. Skinner”who, we learn, kept his baby in an experimental box, deprived of human contact”and Walter Freeman, who invented lobotomies by driving ice picks nto brains, mental health offers rich ground for those in search of ugly skeletons.
Even today, governments routinely abuse psychiatric science, falsely institutionalizing enemies, although many appalling asylums around the world have been closed. Also, it's true that until the pharmacological revolution in the fifties, doctors resorted to pretty unpleasant, misguided measures to treat psychosis. There are tales here of Paxil patients getting violent or suicidal.
Statistics shown in the documentary include shocking facts”more than 100,000 patients die every year in psychiatric institutions; psychiatrists have played a fundamental role in history's worst human rights atrocities including the Jewish Holocaust (Swiss psychiatrist Ernst RÃ¼din began incorporating
eugenic rhetoric into the racial policies of Nazi Germany); psychiatrists and psychologists have raped 250,000 women (studies show that 10 to 25 percent of psychiatrists sexually assault their patients;
of every 20 of these victims one is likely to be a minor).
Find out the disturbing facts they won't tell you about psychiatry in this eye-opening and informative DVD.