By Richard Gosden PhD

90 in step with cent of these clinically determined with schizophrenia are taken care of, frequently involuntarily, with medicines that deal with yet don't remedy the . This e-book discusses the various human rights difficulties that come up from this therapy. It additionally asks if it is attainable to appreciate schizophrenia otherwise, and what follows if we do.

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The second would have been to review patients diagnosed with certain varieties of mental illness—like the Soviets’ sluggish schizophrenia—which are not generally recognised by international standards, but which some psychiatrists allege exist. Perhaps the Inquiry had originally planned to investigate both problems. There are well-established concerns in both areas. Regardless of what the Inquiry’s original interpretation of ‘alleged’ mental illness might have been, it was certainly appropriate for an Inquiry into Human Rights and Mental Illness to investigate complaints from any person who had suffered the discomfort and humiliation of a psychiatric diagnosis, and possibly incarceration and imposed treatment, on the basis of a mere allegation.

45 The WPA responded by announcing that the Soviets would be welcome to return if they provided ‘evidence beforehand of amelioration of the political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union’. 46 It is worth noting that the WPA considered that ‘amelioration’ was all that was necessary to bring the Soviets back into line with international standards. The reason for this conciliatory approach may have been the general perception amongst Western psychiatrists that, despite the abuses, ‘the concept of disease employed in the former USSR .

43 In due course it was revealed that Soviet psychiatrists had discovered a unique form of mental disease to fit the profile of political dissidents. They called the condition ‘sluggish schizophrenia, a form of schizophrenia where the symptoms are subtle, latent or only apparent to the skilled eye of the psychiatrist’. Soviet dissidents who ‘wanted to reform the system and claimed that they had the personal vision to do it . . ’ 44 Soviet psychiatrists became so deeply involved in the control of political dissidents that a whole system of special mental hospitals was established which they ran in co-operation with the KGB.

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