Protests over Psychiatric Drug Abuse Jar Japan’s Regional Psychiatric Conference
Citizens Commission on Human Rights demands psychiatric reforms. Outraged Japanese citizens carried placards of protest last week, calling attention to the psychiatric industry’s practice of drugging children with mind-altering drugs and of other abusive treatments at a regional conference of psychiatrists in Japan.
Protesters demanded that participants at the 111th Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology stop what they called “psychiatric crimes.”
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights Japan spearheaded a weekend of raising awareness of psychiatric abuse at the conference, held June 4-6 in Osaka, Japan.
The protesters insisted that Nara Medical University’s Dr. Toshifumi Kishimoto, who heads the Society, answer pointed questions about claims that clinical trials he conducted amounted to human experimentation.
One psychiatrist learned more from his visit
to the CCHR exhibit than he would have
at the conference sessions he missed
They also distributed thousands of copies of booklets, fliers and DVDs to expose dangerous and harmful practices that violate the human rights of children and parents.
They took aim at the drugging of more than 20 million school children worldwide for a so-called “mental disorder” that was voted into existence and inserted into the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM)—even though its existence could not be medically documented.
One psychiatrist thanked the social reform officer of the Church of Scientology, who was touring guests through CCHR’s traveling Psychiatry, an Industry of Death exhibit, for raising these issues at the conference. He said he strongly disagrees with psychiatry’s use of psychotropic drugs and felt he learned more from his visit to the exhibit than he would have at the conference sessions he missed.
Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a nonprofit charitable mental health watchdog established by the Church of Scientology and professor of psychiatry Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, and dedicated to eradicating psychiatric abuses and ensuring patient protection.
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