What is Psychiatry?



noun    (Encyclopedia Britannica)

“The science and practice of diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental disorders. The term psychiatry is derived from the Greek words psyche, meaning “mind” or “soul,” and iatreia, meaning “healing. […]”


Yet, while posing as “authorities” on the mind and mental health, psychiatry has no scientific basis for any of its treatments or methods


Real Disease vs. Mental “Disorder”

Psychiatric Disorders Voted Into ExistencePsychiatric disorders are not medical diseases. There are no lab tests, brain scans, X-rays or chemical imbalance tests that can verify any mental disorder is a physical condition. This is not to say that people do not get depressed, or that people can’t experience emotional or mental duress, but psychiatry has repackaged these emotions and behaviors as “disease” in order to sell drugs. This is a brilliant marketing campaign, but it is not science. Read more….

Psychiatric Disorders Voted Into Existence
Psychiatry’s diagnostic criteria are literally voted into existence and inserted into the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM)
. What is voted in is a system of classification of symptoms that is drastically different from, and foreign to, anything in medicine. None of the diagnoses are supported by objective evidence of physical disease, illness, or science. Read more….

Marketing Drugs With Harmful Side Effects

Drugs with Harmful Side EffectsThe primary reason people take psychiatric drugs is because they’ve been taught to believe they have a medical conditi
on called a psychiatric disorder, which then justifies taking drugs to treat it. Psychiatric drugs are made out to be “good” drugs, despite the fact many are more addictive than cocaine or heroin, and have side effects that rival such hardcore street drugs as LSD and heroin and crack cocaine. Read more…

Electroshock Treatment & Brain Damage

Personal_Hell“All ECT (electric shock) does is produce brain damage. …If you want brain damage, it’s your prerogative… there’s no more effective way than ECT. It’s more effective than a car wreck, or getting hit with a blunt instrument.“ – Dr. John Friedberg, Neurologist. Read more….

Psychiatric Abuse & Malpractice

Vulnerable people who have sought help from psychiatrists have been raped, brutalized, harmfully medicated and/or forced to undergo other unwanted, harmful treatment. CCHR investigates these abuses and encourages patients to report them so we can assist them with documenting evidence and filing reports of professional malpractice. Read more…

Psychiatric Crime Data Base

After being convicted of fraud or malpractice, de-registered, even criminally charged and jailed psychiatric professionals can skip states or countries and continue practicing. Because of this, the following database of known psychiatric offenders is being presented as a public interest service to law enforcement agencies, health care fraud investigators, immigration offices, international police agencies, medical and psychological licensing boards, and the general public: Read more…