Punitive Psychiatry (1977)

Bloch and Reddaway, Russia’s political hospitals (1977), Foreword The peculiar features of the Soviet political system, the Communist ideology, the uncertainties and difficulties of the science of psychiatry, the labyrinths of the human conscience – all these have weirdly woven themselves together to create a monstrous phenomenon, the use of medicine against man. Paradoxical though … Continue reading Punitive Psychiatry (1977)

21 November 1977* (No 3042) Abuse of Psychiatry

Report by the USSR Ministry of Health about results of World Psychiatric Congress in Hawaii. [R 21 November 1977, No 3042] total 9 pp. (excerpt) =========================================================== In preparation for the Congress the USSR Ministry of Health analysed the main anti-Soviet publications and prepared well-founded counter-arguments; a number of symposia were held with the participation of … Continue reading 21 November 1977* (No 3042) Abuse of Psychiatry

22 February 1972* (St 31/19) Psychiatric care

Secretariat. Circulate report by Central Committee Department for Science and Higher Education (Trapeznikov). Report about the state of the psychiatric care in the USSR, pp 3-7. [R 22 February 1972, St 31-19] total 7 pp. (excerpts) ========================================================== [page one and two same document; additional handwritten notes on p 2] Workers of all lands, unite! COMMUNIST … Continue reading 22 February 1972* (St 31/19) Psychiatric care