Psychiatry: An Industry of Death

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Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum
Psychiatry death museum.jpg
Established2005
Location6616 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°05′51″N 118°20′02″W / 34.0976°N 118.334°W / 34.0976; -118.334
WebsiteOfficial website

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death is a museum in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US, as well as several touring exhibitions.[1] It is owned and operated by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), an anti-psychiatry organization founded by the Church of Scientology and psychiatrist Thomas Szasz. The museum is located at 6616 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California and entry to the museum is free.[2]

The opening event on December 17, 2005[3] was attended by well-known Scientologists, including Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, Jenna Elfman, Danny Masterson, Giovanni Ribisi, Leah Remini, Catherine Bell, and Anne Archer.[4]

The museum is dedicated to criticizing what it describes as "an industry driven entirely by profit".[5] It has a variety of displays and exhibits that highlight physical psychiatric treatments, such as restraints, psychoactive drugs, electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery (including lobotomy, a procedure abandoned in the 1960s[6][7]).

Film[edit]

In 2006, a documentary film also called Psychiatry: An Industry of Death was released on DVD by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

Touring[edit]

The museum has had traveling exhibits, which have been in places such as the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri, St. Louis, and Kansas City.[8]

Exhibits at Worldcon 2006[edit]

The museum had a large display area at the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention held in Anaheim, California, United States at which it presented a variety of exhibits on CCHR's controversial views on psychiatry.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Libin, Kevin (2007-08-09). "Torture, or just plain torque? 'Industry Of Death' Exhibition On Psychiatry Walks A Fine Line". National Post. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2007-09-20.
  2. ^ CCHR Archived 2007-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Opening Press Release Archived 2010-01-08 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Walls, Jeannette (2005-12-22). "Getting hitched hasn't mellowed Elton John - Gossip: The Scoop - MSNBC.com". Today.com. Retrieved 2006-06-08.
  5. ^ "Museum Targets Psychiatry As An "Industry Of Death"", CCHR press release, December 21, 2005
  6. ^ Gunderman, Richard B. (2013). X-ray vision : the evolution of medical imaging and its human significance. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 125. ISBN 9780199976249. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  7. ^ Kalat, James W. (2007). Biological psychology (9th ed.). Belmont, California: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. p. 101. ISBN 9780495090793. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  8. ^ Klepper, David (January 25, 2008). "Church of Scientology brings its anti-psychiatry exhibit to Kansas Capitol". Kansas City Star.

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