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NCJ Number: 150490 Find in a Library
Title: Rise of Senseless Violence in Society: Psychiatry's Role in the Creation of Crime
Corporate Author: Citizens Cmssn on Human Rights
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 68
Sponsoring Agency: Citizens Cmssn on Human Rights
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Sale Source: Citizens Cmssn on Human Rights
6362 Hollywood Boulevard
Suite B
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This publication of the Church of Scientology's Citizens Commission on Human Rights strongly criticizes the ability of psychiatrists to provide mental health care and contends that psychiatrists and psychiatric drugs actually generate crime and violence.
Abstract: The publication notes that statistical analyses, medical studies, and many individual cases demonstrate the violent and brutal effects of psychiatric practices. Drugs prescribed by psychiatrists may generate suicidal thoughts or turn users into psychotic killers. Further, a significant portion of psychiatrists sexually abuse their patients and employ electric shocks and drug-induced convulsions that cause brain damage. Psychiatrists, notorious for their own emotional problems, have the highest suicide rate of any profession. Even though psychiatrists and psychologists have never been asked to prove their value, their mental health programs dominate the educational system. Steps citizens can take to protect themselves against crimes committed by psychiatrists are identified.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Drug effects; Drug Related Crime; Juveniles; Mental disorders; Mental health; Mental illness-crime relationships; Psychologists role in criminal justice; Violence prevention; Violent crimes
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