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Soviet Psychiatric Abuse

The Shadow Over World Psychiatry, 1st Edition

By Sidney Bloch, Peter Reddaway


288 pages

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This book provides an account of contemporary historical assessment of the response to psychiatric abuse in the Soviet Union. It discusses all the major activities against Soviet psychiatry that took place in the West between the Honolulu and Vienna world psychiatric congress.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Political Abuse: What is it? -- The Honolulu Congress: The First Great Clash -- Resistance at Home: Growth and Suppression -- The Review Committee: An Attempt to Investigate -- Honolulu to Vienna: The Opposition Intensifies -- Dialogue or Confrontation?—The Movement to Expel -- The Resignation: The Russians Retreat -- Vienna and Beyond -- The Declaration of Hawaii, 1983 -- How Can Foreigners Help the Victims of Soviet Psychiatric Abuse? -- Open Letter to World Psychiatrists from Dr Anatoly Koryagin -- The Psychiatric Internments of Alexander Shatravka -- Letter of Resignation from the USSR’s All-Union Society of Neuropathologists and Psychiatrists -- List of Victims of Psychiatric Abuse, 1977–1983

About the Authors

Sidney Bloch, Peter Reddaway

Subject Categories

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HISTORY / General