Antipsychiatry is the attempt to expose the false worldview created by those behind pharmaceutical psychiatry.
Pharmaceutical psychiatry began as an attempt to impose a Western, or more specifically Western European or British, worldview on the global community following WW2. The global influence of the United States following WW2 allowed a great deal of power to be invested in the project easily. For decades after WW2 the U.S., Britain, Australia, Canada and other 'British descendant' societies largely controlled the path of global development.
It is very difficult to research antipsychiatry because since WW2 a well funded 'Weltanchauungskrieg' project has been devoted to globalizing a narrow interpretation of psychiatry, or 'pseudo psychiatry', and part of that project involved discrediting critics, including 'Antipsychiatry' advocates. A person interested in privately researching the subject should first be familiar with the MK projects and have some knowledge of the psychological operations various governments were involved in post WW2. It sounds very conspiracyish until you know the facts.
R D Laing was a famous early Antipsychiatrist. Anybody interested in Weltanschauungskrieg can learn a lot by studying the clever ways he was marginalized and minimized, by very specifically British interests, despite being very strongly on the truthful side of the pharma psychiatry issue.
While Jung was an intellectual theorist who explained a lot of the development of human psychology to science minded people, Laing was more a populist who tried to translate the basis for those theories into something people could understand, as a sort of bridge.
A big boost to pharma psychiatry in its competition with analytical psychology, real psychiatry, was the hijacking of lithium.
Lithium is an element that has existed for billions of years. For thousands of years, since before it was even identified as an element, it has been used for what would be called 'psychiatric treatment uses' around the world.
In the 1950s, as part of a weltanschauungskrieg project, western European political interests declared that they had discovered a new pharma psychiatric treatment that would revolutionize medicine, Lithium. They then discouraged the healthy use of lithium as a bath salt, and promoted a toxic oral version which is slightly less beneficial and much more toxic.
Now, as pharma psychiatry is facing more and more challenges to its legitimacy, that industry is going to try to boost its power again through a 21st century version of the same trick.
This article is hidden but a bit of it is readable https://classic.esquire.com/article/1972/1/1/after-freud-and-jung-now-comes-rd-laing