Abuse of Psychiatry in the Soviet Union: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, First Session, September 20, 1983

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Стр. 68 - Helsinki monitoring groups as well as the Working Commission to Investigate the Use of Psychiatry for Political Purposes, all of whose members have now been arrested.
Стр. 65 - Director of the Institute of Psychiatry of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences, who has argued that certain forms of schizophrenia, which he names "sluggish schizophrenia...
Стр. 63 - International is a participatory, membership organization independent of governments and political groups. It has consultative status with the United Nations, UNESCO, and the Council of Europe, has cooperative relations with the Organization of African Unity, and was the recipient of the 1977 Nobel Prize for Peace.
Стр. 1 - Randolph, do you have an opening statement that you would like to make? Senator RANDOLPH.
Стр. 72 - Soviet psychiatrist who worked as a consultant to the unofficial Working Commission to Investigate the Use of Psychiatry for Political Purposes...
Стр. 103 - Dear friends, let there be no doubt about the fact that the Soviet authorities have turned our most humane branch of medicine into an instrument for achieving a main aim of their internal policy — the suppression of dissent in our country. Psychiatry in the totalitarian Soviet state brings not only succour to the ill but also harm to the healthy. The facts about the use of psychiatry to suppress dissidents in the USSR have...
Стр. 9 - His mental condition and conduct are characterized by ... a disturbed sense of orientation and an incorrect interpretation of his surroundings. Thus he takes the hospital for a concentration camp and the doctors for sadists.
Стр. 63 - International is a worldwide human rights movement which works impartially for the release of prisoners of conscience, men and women detained anywhere for their beliefs, color, ethnic origin, sex, religion or language, provided they have neither used nor advocated violence.
Стр. 76 - in 50 years of work in the Soviet public health service he knew of no case in which a healthy man was put in a psychiatric hospital".14 This statement, frequently repeated by Dr Snezhnevsky and other leading Soviet psychiatrists, is simply not credible.
Стр. 75 - ... In conversation with his wife, the section head, a woman, told her that Borisov needed treatment because he did not behave as a normal person should. To his wife's objection that this was not a symptom of illness, but a question of Borisov's personal opinions, the section head replied: 'Maybe, but he was unlucky; he is down on our register. What may be a system of opinions in a normal person is a sign of illness in your husband...

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