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White book on the internment of dissenters in Soviet mental hospitals

Anthony de Meeus

White book on the internment of dissenters in Soviet mental hospitals

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Published by International Committee for the Defence of Human Rights in the U.R.S.S. in [Brussels .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dissenters -- Soviet Union,
  • Psychiatry -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Anthony de Meeus ; editor Albert Guerisse.
    ContributionsGuerisse, Albert, International Committee for the Defence of Human Rights in the U.S.S.R.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC451R9 M44 1974
    The Physical Object
    Pagination139 p.
    Number of Pages139
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19046265M

      Political abuse of psychiatry is the misuse of psychiatry, including diagnosis, detention, and treatment, for the purposes of obstructing the human rights of individuals and/or groups in a society.[1][2] In other words, abuse of psychiatry including one for political purposes is deliberate action of getting citizens diagnosed, who, because of their mental condition, need neither.   No matter the type of psychiatrist involved with the dissenters, the Soviet approach to psychiatric diagnosis is the concept or variation of schizophrenia which is a critical help in labeling dissenters as having a ‘mental illness’ while psychopathy, particularly of the paranoid type, is the alternative pigeon hold for dissenters but less.


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White book on the internment of dissenters in Soviet mental hospitals by Anthony de Meeus Download PDF EPUB FB2

Over the course of its year history, the Soviet Union was notorious for its heavy-handed suppression of political dissent — most infamously through its use of the Siberian GULAGs. But it was. Soviet Political Psychiatry: The Story of the Opposition: Authors: International Association on the Political Use of Psychiatry, Working Group on the Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitals: Publisher: Working Group on the Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitals, Length: 84 pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan2/5(1).

Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- Dissenters -- Soviet Union.

Dissenters. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. As Alexander Podrabinek makes clear in his book, Punitive Medicine, “In Soviet psychiatric practice, the fundamental criterion of psychiatric pathology is the lack of social adaptation.” It is because of their failure to adjust adequately to the country’s life that dissidents protest closed trials, labor-camp conditions, censorship, the.

However, detente has worried some dissenters, notably Sakharov ' 22 because, while they support it fully in principle, they DISSENT IN THE SOVIET White book on the internment of dissenters in Soviet mental hospitals book fear that the regime will succeed in conducting it on its own selfish terms and in exploiting what.

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This book has been cited by the following publications. Reform and Repression in Khrushchev's Soviet Union explores the nature of political protest in the USSR during the decade following the death of Stalin. Using sources drawn from the archives of the Soviet Procurator's office, the Communist Party, the Komsomol and elsewhere, Hornsby.

The New York Times obituary opened with a simple recitation of facts: “Zhores A. Medvedev, the Soviet biologist, writer and dissident who was declared insane, confined to a mental institution and stripped of his citizenship in the s after attacking a Stalinist pseudoscience, died in London.”.

Zhores Medvedev, his twin brother Roy (still alive at 93), the physicist Andrei Sakharov. THE INTERNMENT OF SOVIET DISSENTERS IN MENTAL HOSPITALS Psychiatrists of Canada and Great Britain are deeply concerned over the Soviet practices of detaining opponents of the regime in mental hospitals.

The following motion was passed by the board of directors of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, Janu I just started a new book club called "Damage" under groups that you can join if you'd like.

It focuses on reading a book every other month that is about physical, mental, emotional, or intellectual differences. (And yes, I redefine how "damage" should be viewed in the group description!) Hope you join.

Author(s): Working Group on the Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitals. Title(s): The Political Abuse of Psychiatry in the Soviet Union. Country of Publication: England Publisher: London: Working Group on the Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitals, Nonfiction books about mental hospitals -- memoirs from patients or doctors, or just books about the running or history of mental hospitals.

Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Reddaway and Bloch supply plenty of evidence.

Their book is introduced by Vladimir Bukovsky, who has in his relatively short life spent eleven years in Soviet psychiatric hospitals and prison camps—and, recently, an hour or two in the White House, conversing with Vice President Mondale.

Bukovsky gets to the heart of the matter quickly. The London-based Working Group on the Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitals sees the resignation as a tacit admission that psychiatry has been abused in the U.S.S.R. and that it could-given time and adjustment of personnel and the structure-presage a shift in policy.

Applying the diagnosis. The "anti-Soviet" political behavior of some individuals – being outspoken in their opposition to the authorities, demonstrating for reform, and writing critical books – were defined simultaneously as criminal acts (e.g., a violation of Articles 70 or ), symptoms of mental illness (e.g., "delusion of reformism"), and susceptible to a ready-made diagnosis (e.g.

Top 10 books about mental hospitals. From the horrors of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to hopeful stories of recovery, here are some of the best books. Political Abuse of Psychiatry: A List of Victims (Working Group on the Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitals, 17A Norland Square, London W11).

Google Scholar insane asylum. Unfortunately the Soviet authorities' recent vile practice of declaring dissenters insane and shutting them up in mental hospitals makes this no idle comparison. Chekhov's story Ward 6, in which a provincial doctor is committed to his own mental hospital, takes on a prophetic mean-ing for such victims; the writer Valery Tarsis, who.

in Soviet mental hospitals because they had dissented in. various ways. In the s the Working Group on the. Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitals (a London- book Soviet Psychiatric. The Harvey Fireside Papers are concerned with the psychiatric abuse of Soviet dissidents between and The papers document the efforts of American psychiatrists, the American Psychiatric Association Committee on Abuse of Psychiatry, Amnesty International, the United Nations, and other international organizations, to stop this abuse in the Soviet Union.

This commission was formed in January, 1and details of its work can be found in a pamphlet, Soviet Opponents of Political Psychiatry in the U,S SR., obtainable from Dr Ian Forster, hon.

secretary, Working G'oup on the Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitals, Institute of Neurology, London WC1 N 3BG. London: International Association on the Political Use of Psychiatry, Working Group on the Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitals. Voren, Robert van (). On Dissidents and Madness: From the Soviet Union of Leonid Brezhnev to the "Soviet Union" of Vladimir Putin.

Amsterdam—New York: Rodopi Publishers. ISBN   The poet Joseph Brodsky in (Wikimedia) In fact, Snezhnevsky had invented “sluggish schizophrenia” as a political tool for oppressing anti-Soviet dissenters. Any anti-state behavior—such as opposition to one’s superiors or overvaluing one’s importance—could indicate mental.

This book is a real eye opener about the oppressive regime in the USSR. if any person dissented they would meet the liquid cosh as one could describe it, become incapable of mental capacity.

This would be the States method to isolate and remove from Society ANY DISSENTING s: 1. atrist has allowed Soviet teachers, such as Professor Snezhnevsky, an honest belief in the concept of dis-sent as mental illness. It is only the internment in special hospitals that he sees as utterly indefensible.

Bloch and Reddaway do not agree. Theyfind all too muchevidence of cynical disbelief. For instance the more benign psychiatrists may be. Mr. Ginzburg, who was sent to Siberian camp for five years for publishing a “White Book” on the famous trial of Mr.

Sinyaysky and Yuli Daniel, has bought a little cottage in the town of. This will not be the fault of the Soviet human rights movement. Ever since its main organ, the Chronicle of Current Events, was founded in Moscow init began to publish systematic information on how dissenters were being interned in mental hospitals and forcibly, and often very painfully, treated with drugs.

Its members have since built. On 22 Januarythe British Medical Journal published a letter by Allan Wynn, the chairman of the Working Group on the Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitals, reporting that in consequence of the continued abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union the American, British, French, Danish, Norwegian, Swiss, and Australasian member societies.

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About this Item: Working Grouup on the Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitals, London, Booklet. Condition: Very good +. 16 p. 21 cm.

One b&w photo. Staplebound booklet. Discolouration near. “The Internment of Soviet Dissenters in Mental Hospitals ” Translated from the English. (The English text was produced for a “Working Group on the Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitals”).

Moscow, The leader of the commission was Alexandr Podrabinek who published a book Punitive Medicine [] containing a "white list" of two hundred of prisoners of conscience in Soviet mental hospitals and a "black list" of over one hundred medical staff and doctors who took part in committing people to psychiatric facilities for political reasons.

[39] This book has detailed portraits of fellow patients, as well as comprehensive accounts of her experiences with staff. The richness of her narrative, combined with the almost panicked storytelling make for a compelling look into life in a s mental hospital.

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip.

Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Prisonniers politiques, Strafvollzug, Forensic Psychiatry, Hospitals, Psychiatric, Politics, Psychiatry -- Soviet Union, Dissenters -- Soviet Union, Political prisoners -- Soviet. in links between the Soviet dissenters and the outside world.

Sud denly, Soviet political opposition ceased to be only an internal concern, and its vicissitudes and fortunes engaged the sympathetic interest of a sizeable segment of world public opinion. This is probably attributable, in part, to the successes scored by the Jew ish "exodus.

Inhe completed a book titled Punitive Medicine, a page monograph covering political abuses of psychiatry in the Soviet Union and containing photographs of hospitals and former inmates, many quotations from ex-inmates, a "white list" of two hundred of prisoners of conscience in Soviet mental hospitals and a "black list" of over one.

73 For instance, before the International University Sports ‘Olympiad’, over dissidents were detained and kept out of public view in mental hospitals Like in the Soviet Union, on the eve of Communist holidays, potential “troublemakers” were sent to mental hospitals by busloads and discharged when the holidays had passed.

In the Soviet times, mental hospitals were frequently created in former monasteries, a former inmate of Soviet psychiatric hospitals who in his book describes the wider circle of their inhabitants than literature on the issue usually does.

[] Literary works. Working Group on the Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitalsp. Applying the diagnosis. The "anti-Soviet" political behavior of some individuals — being outspoken in their opposition to the authorities, demonstrating for reform, and writing critical books — were defined simultaneously as criminal acts (e.g., a violation of Articles 70 or ), symptoms of mental illness (e.g., "delusion of reformism"), and susceptible to a ready-made diagnosis (e.g.

An excellent example of this is the story of North America’s first public mental health hospital: the Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds in Williamsburg, Va.

Prior to the opening of the mental health hospital inthe prevailing goal was to minimize the trouble caused to the community by the mentally ill. A Soviet Army war hero who joined the dissident movement in the 's and spoke up on behalf of the Crimean Tatars, a small ethnic group expelled by.

During the Civil Rights era, African-American pastor and activist Clennon W. King, Jr. tried in vain to enroll in the all-white University of Mississippi for a summer graduate course in The Mississippi police arrest ed and confined King to a mental hospital for twelve days on the grounds that “any n*****r who tried to enter Ole Miss.This notorious forgery, "A Synthesis of the Russian Text Book on Psychopolitics," originally published in and falsely attributed to Lavrentii Beria, the Chief of Stalin’s Secret Police, was actually written by science-fiction novelist and Scientology founder, inL.

Ron Hubbard (), who had a flair for creating pure fantasy worlds, including a fantasy religion-for-fee, and.