CCHR Documentary – The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?

The Marketing of Madness is a closely researched film that documents a growing psychiatric strategy to label children and adults with mental “disorders” and to place them on powerful psychiatric drugs as treatment.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida (CCHR), announced recently that they will be hosting a showing of the psychiatric documentary, The Marketing of Madness, in their downtown facility. The full-screen showing will be presented to visitors at no charge.

The Marketing of Madness is a closely researched film that documents a growing psychiatric strategy to label children and adults with mental “disorders” – which lack any medical basis of diagnosis – and to place them on powerful psychiatric drugs as treatment. These psychotropic drugs include seriously debilitating side effects and are often addictive and may take years to stop using.

The National Institute of Mental Health asserts that tens of millions of people in the USA alone have mental illnesses and that the number has been constantly growing for decades. This powerful documentary exposes the questionable ethics of the psychiatric profession’s close marketing ties with profit-driven pharmaceutical corporations.

In addition, there is growing evidence of the link between psychotropic drugs prescribed to children, and epidemics of school violence. Seven out of the ten drugs linked to violence are either anti-depressants or ADHD drugs. Prescribing those labeled as “mentally ill” with hazardous drugs sends the disturbing message, that commercial profits are more important than the safety of children and families.[1]

The Marketing of Madness exposes the real insanity in our psychiatric “health care” system – profit-drive marketing at the expense of patients, families and communities. This mysterious modern day plague is explained by the profits generated by a “diagnosis” of mental illness lacking any physical test. The more that are diagnosed, the more profit for pharmaceutical supply chains and for psychiatrists who promote and prescribe these habit-forming drugs. Such profits tend to continue for years after a prescription is first implemented.

The rationale that “he shot those school children because he had a mental illness” is exposed by this documentary as a red herring designed to focus attention away from the real cause of sudden and unexplained violence – psychiatric drugs with homicidal and suicidal side effects.

Mental problems are defined in the psychiatric “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual” or “DSM”, which determines what behavior issues will be covered by insurance as a “disorder” and what these disorders will be called. Few parents or patients realize that none of the disorders can be physically tested or proven to exist medically. Symptoms and disorders contained in the DSM are assigned by a psychiatric panel and a show of hands, not through any application of the scientific method, lab test, or scientific peer review.

According to the IMDb website review, “The documentary exposes the truth behind the slick marketing schemes and scientific deceit that conceal a dangerous and often deadly sales campaign.”[2]

“In Florida we have three vulnerable groups that are targeted for these drugs,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida. “One is young schoolchildren who have no recourse when their parents are sometimes bullied into putting their child on psychotropics. Another group are foster children, even more defenseless. And the third is our senior citizens who are often not in a position to resist and are drugged into quietude routinely.”

To find out when the next screening of The Marketing of Madness will be held, please call CCHR at (727) 442-8820 or click here for a full list of upcoming events.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit,


[1] Psychiatric Drugs: Create Violence & Suicide

[2] The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?

Release ID: 352798