Citizens Committee on Human Rights

The Mental Health Watchdog

Australian National Office

Psychiatry: Friend or Foe? The Untold Story of Australian Psychiatry

Australia is experiencing a tidal wave of psychiatric drugging. In a population of just over 24 million, more than 35 million prescriptions are written for psychiatric drugs every year, with $8 billion spent annually on mental health. Of great concern is the growing numbers of children and teenagers on antidepressants when no antidepressant is approved for use in children under the age of 18 for depression. Considering the huge increases in psychiatric drug consumption over the last twenty years – drugs we are told are nothing short of miraculous – why aren’t we doing better? This compelling documentary details the real story of what lies behind the ever-increasing psychiatric funding and drugging of our children and society. Watch Psychiatry: Friend or Foe? The Untold Story of Australian Psychiatry. It is vital information everyone needs to know.

Psychiatric Labelling and Drugging of Australian Children: The Facts

There has been a dramatic increase in the psychiatric labelling and prescription of psychotropic drugs to Australian children. Parents have a right to know of all the alternatives and potential side effects of psychotropic drugs proposed for their children so they can give fully informed consent. Yet there are many…

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Brutal Rise in Electroshock

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Improvements in the Qld Mental Health Act?

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Electroshock of Children in Victorian Mental Health Act

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No Parental Consent Needed for Electroshock of NSW Children

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Brain Damaging Effects of Electroshock: The Facts

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