A war over mental health professionalism: Scientology versus psychiatry

Over 60 years ago, founder L. Ron Hubbard began what has become Scientology's greatest battle. Scientology emerged from Dianetics, which Hubbard hoped would replace the psychiatric profession. In this article, we discuss how Scientology attempted to position itself as a rival profession to psychiatry and the consequences of those attempts. Scientology's battle with psychiatry gained … Continue reading A war over mental health professionalism: Scientology versus psychiatry

‘I’m going to bash the autism out of your kids’ – Mother ‘living in fear’ after threatening call – Independent.ie

A mother-of-five has complained to gardaí after a man threatened her over the phone, saying “you and your autistic kids will get their heads bashed in... I'm going to bash the autism out of them.”The intimidating phone-call was made to Fiona O’Leary, an autism rights campaigner, last month.Ms O’Leary founded Autistic Rights Together and has … Continue reading ‘I’m going to bash the autism out of your kids’ – Mother ‘living in fear’ after threatening call – Independent.ie

Autism, scientology and the moonies | Left Brain Right Brain

The Church of Scientology’s lunatic anti-psychiatry group “Citizens Commission on Human Rights” has long attacked autism as a myth, as a condition that does not exist.Scientology viciously and irrationally rejects and attacks Psychiatry and all psychiatric diagnoses as being false. Because autism is a psychiatric diagnosis — the Autism Spectrum Disorder is classified and described in … Continue reading Autism, scientology and the moonies | Left Brain Right Brain

‘Horrifying’ autism ‘cure’ exposed by BBC turns out to be Scientology: Now, the inventor speaks | Scientology News | The Underground Bunker

Yesterday, we heard from a number of people who were alarmed by a disturbing report that aired on the BBC about autistic people in England being subjected to a frightening “treatment” of intimidation and bullying.It was an excellent undercover investigation by the BBC’s “Inside Out” program. But what the BBC’s reporters didn’t mention, and perhaps didn’t know, … Continue reading ‘Horrifying’ autism ‘cure’ exposed by BBC turns out to be Scientology: Now, the inventor speaks | Scientology News | The Underground Bunker

Former U.S. Rep. Dan Burton, Vaccine Foe, Now Lobbying For Scientology Outfit

When he served in the House of Representatives, Dan Burton (R-Indiana) reportedly held at least 20 hearings to try to force people to accept his belief that mercury in vaccines causes autism. Now he’s pulled down 20 Gs--$20,000 from July to September—as a lobbyist on behalf of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), which sounds reasonable enough, except … Continue reading Former U.S. Rep. Dan Burton, Vaccine Foe, Now Lobbying For Scientology Outfit

Vaccines and Autism: How Celebrities Continue to Ignore Scientists | Hollywood Reporter

Despite a new state law intended to reduce the ranks of unimmunized students in California schools, the battle against public health experts continues — fueled by the very public efforts of A-listers like Robert De Niro and Jim Carrey, contemporary torch bearers in the discredited-but-unrelenting anti-vaccination campaign begun by Jenny McCarthy.Source: Vaccines and Autism: How … Continue reading Vaccines and Autism: How Celebrities Continue to Ignore Scientists | Hollywood Reporter