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This documentary shows the fraud of psychiatry for what it is. Recent news stories on the uselessness of antidepressants. Find out about the scandalous and deliberate information blackout, by the media-pharmaceutical-psychiatric complex, which involves negative test studies and results on antidepressants.
The anti-psychiatry movement began way back into the post-1960s era, when configuration of groups and theoretical constructs criticised most of the fundamental assumptions and practices of psychiatry. The influential figures involved in this movement were Michel Foucault, R.D. Laing, and Thomas Szasz.
Some common criticisms were that psychiatry applies medical concepts and tools inappropriately to the mind and society, and it too often treats patients against their will. Furthermore, psychiatry inappropriately excludes other approaches to mental distress/disorder, and its medical and ethical integrity is compromised by financial and professional links with pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies. In addition to these criticisms, it was also argued that psychiatry uses a system of categorical diagnoses (e.g., Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or DSM) which is scientifically or clinically ill-founded, and which stigmatises patients. Last but not least, psychiatry's attitude to patients is too often experienced as simply demeaning and controlling.