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A CCHR DOCUMENTARY

The Marketing of Madness
Are We All Insane?

Psychotropic drugging—it’s big business.

This is the story of the high-income partnership between psychiatry and drug companies that has created an $80 billion industry in psychotropic drugs.

But appearances are deceiving.

How valid are psychiatrists’ diagnoses—and how safe are their drugs?

Digging deep beneath the corporate veneer, this three-part documentary exposes the truth behind the slick marketing schemes and scientific deceit that conceal a dangerous and often deadly sales campaign.


Psychiatrists tell us that the way to fix unwanted behavior is by altering brain chemistry with a pill.

But unlike a mainstream medical drug like insulin, psychotropic medications have no measurable target illness to correct, and can upset the very delicate balance of chemical processes the body needs to run smoothly.

Nevertheless, psychiatrists and drug companies have used these drugs to create a huge and lucrative market niche.

And they’ve done this by naming more and more unwanted behaviors as “medical disorders” requiring psychiatric medication.

But should these really be called diseases?

So the question is:

How did psychotropic drugs, with no target illness, no known curative powers and a long and extensive list of side effects, become the go‑to treatment for every kind of psychological distress?

And how did the psychiatrists espousing these drugs come to dominate the field of mental treatment?

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