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A war over mental health professionalism: Scientology versus psychiatry.
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PMID:  24348087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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 some success from the social conditions during which it emerged, but it continues in a time that has seen increasing success with various psychiatric treatments. As such, Scientology's direct influence on the psychiatric profession may be difficult to measure, but its actions have coincided with substantial challenges to psychiatry.
Stephen A Kent; Terra A Manca
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mental health, religion & culture     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1367-4676     ISO Abbreviation:  Ment Health Relig Cult     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-12-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9814576     Medline TA:  Ment Health Relig Cult     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-23     Citation Subset:  -    
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