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31 May 2011, 6:49 pm



Do you remember Tom Cruise's rant against psychiatry on the Today Show with Matt Lauer in 2007? Mr. Cruise, a member of the Church of Scientology, has been so consistently outspoken against psychiatry that the International Association of Scientology awarded him the Freedom Medal of Valor in 2004, in part for "eradicating the very thought of psychiatry."

During his quest to learn about the impact of madness on society, the author of The Men Who Stare at Goats, Jon Ronson (pictured left at microphone), became confused and disoriented while trying to diagnose himself using the APA's standard manual of mental disorders, DSM-IV-TR. So he sought guidance from organizations dedicated to documenting examples in which psychiatry had become "overzealous" in diagnosing and treating mental illness. Ronson ended up consulting Brian Daniels, who works for an international network of Scientologists called the CCHR (Citizens Commission on Human Rights) aimed at documenting psychiatry's "inhumane and often lethal practices."

As described in Chapter 2 of his book The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry, Ronson learned about "Tony" (not his real name) whom Scientologist Daniels believed was completely sane but incarcerated against his will in the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. Broadmoor had also housed the real Hannibal Lecter. Tony had been diagnosed with DSPD (Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder) after flunking the 20-question Psychopath Test, otherwise known as PCL-R or the Hare Checklist after its developer, Canadian psychologist Robert D. Hare.

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As described in Chapter 2 of his book The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry, Ronson learned about "Tony" (not his real name) whom Scientologist Daniels believed was completely sane but incarcerated against his will ...

But does Scientology offer any non-Scientology printed reference to that claim? Why can't they use his real name? Why can't they a lot of things that ...

... oh, wait. That would weaken their case against 'psychs' in general.

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During his quest to learn about the impact of madness on society, the author of The Men Who Stare at Goats, Jon Ronson (pictured left at microphone), became confused and disoriented while trying to diagnose himself using the APA's standard manual of mental disorders, DSM-IV-TR.

Wonder how confused and disoriented he would have become trying to do the scientology bridge to total freedom?   :P
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