The Psychiatric Industry Wants To Cash –In On The COVID-19 Pandemic

CCHR is reminding people that CDC prevention guidelines are a safer option..
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia - April 19, 2020 - PRLog -- With the alarming news regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and restrictions on our daily living, the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) ( is reminding people that CDC prevention guidelines are a safer option than anti-anxiety pills, antidepressants or other potentially mind-altering drugs. With 50 years' experience, CCHR has tracked and documented the push for people to take psychotropic drugs when facing social crises. Sales of these, especially antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs, often soar in times of major health or terrorism threats and natural disasters, yet long-term use can carry significant risks.

As reported in the Province newspaper.

I've heard from a lot of people who have told me how hard it is to get through the day. I'm struck by the panic in their voices and the despair in their emails. In the U.S., anxiety is taking an ominous turn. As Nadine Kaslow, PhD, professor and vice-chair at Emory University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, told me in an interview, "people are experiencing and reporting tremendous anticipatory anxiety and panic."

She added there are "anecdotal reports of increased 911 and hotline calls from people who have suicidal thoughts or have attempted suicide." These, she noted, can be traced to the coronavirus epidemic. Calls to U.S. Crisis hotlines have spiked by 300 per cent.

With each passing day, it's becoming more clear that the emotional harm caused by this disease is as contagious as the virus itself.

A psychiatrist just launched a clinical trial on 150 individuals "repurposing" an antidepressant to treat people diagnosed with COVID-19 (purportedly for health, not mental health reasons!). The same antidepressant was prescribed to one of the most infamous school shooters in history and is documented to induce suicide and violence.

Psychiatric Times was also quick to report "it is anticipated that COVID-19 will have rippling effects." For example, the required excessive cleaning of hands could lead to compulsions. Such compulsions are a core feature of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and "can easily be exacerbated by the threat of infectious pandemics

CCHR offers a free online psychiatric drugs side effects database ( to ensure people are properly informed of the risks and dangers of these drugs.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights was established by the Church of Scientology to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights. .

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