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The Scientology Story: Attack the Attacker // Suits, Protests Fuel a Campaign Against Psychiatry

Title: The Scientology Story: Attack the Attacker // Suits, Protests Fuel a Campaign Against Psychiatry
Date: Friday, 29 June 1990
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Authors: Joel Sappell, Robert W. Welkos
Main source: articles.latimes.com

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As part of its strategy, the movement created a nationwide uproar over the drug Ritalin, used to treat hyperactive children. In recent years, a national debate flared over Ritalin, a drug used for more than three decades to treat hyperactivity in children. Across the country, multimillion-dollar lawsuits were filed by parents who contended that their children had been harmed by the drug. Major news organizations—including The Times—devoted extensive coverage to whether youngsters were being turned into emotionally disturbed addicts by psychiatrists ... [Read the rest at articles.latimes.com]