• CCHR: What We Believe
    What We Believe
  • Drugging children
    Psychiatric Child Abuse
  • Psychiatric Drugs - Warnings, Studies & Side Effects
    Psychiatric Drugs - Warnings, Studies & Side Effects
  • Drugging Our Children: Side Effects
    Drugging Our Children: Side Effects

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Drugging our Children: Side Effects

20 million children are taking psychiatric drugs, and parents, legislators and the general public are not being given the documented risks from international drug regulatory agencies and medical journals. CCHR has created a one of a kind psychiatric drug … Read Full Article

Atypical antipsychotics

Ten myths about psychotropic drugs

By Peter Gøtzsche, MD;  Co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration. At the Nordic Cochrane Centre, we have researched antidepressants for several years and I have long wondered why leading professors of psychiatry base their practice on a number of erroneous … Read Full Article

Peter Gotzsche, MD; Co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration

Psychiatry, the drug industry’s paradise

Psychiatry is a paradise for the drug industry, as definitions of psychiatric disorders are vague and easy to manipulate. My studies in this area lead me to a very uncomfortable conclusion: Our citizens would be far better off if we removed all the … Read Full Article

Thomas Szasz on ADHD

ADHD is not a disease

Labeling a child as mentally ill is stigmatization, not diagnosis. Giving a child a psychiatric drug is poisoning, not treatment. CCHR Co-founder, Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus … Read Full Article

L. Weisberg, D. Elliott, and D. Mielke: Intracerebral Hemorrhage Follwoing Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Nov. 1993, Neurology V 41 p 1849

Five Big Lies About ECT (Electroshock)

ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) involves the application of two electrodes to the head to pass electricity through the brain with the goal of causing an intense seizure or convulsion. The process always damages the brain, resulting each time in a temporary … Read Full Article