Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, Los Angeles

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Psychiatry: An Industry of Death is a museum in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, as well as several touring exhibitions. 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.
The opening event on December 17, 2005 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.
The museum is dedicated to criticizing what it describes as "an industry driven entirely by profit". 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).
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  • If you are at all interested in the history of Psychiatry and psychology this is definitely a place for you to visit. It is free how are they do ask for donation at the end. Church of Scientology runs this place however they are very low-key about themselves there.
  • An eye opener and also not. Historically a good reminder of where we have come from. The whole medical industry has come about from experimentation and that has to be remembered. Big pharma has a lot to answer for with the present situation

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