Thursday, June 01, 2006

Russian psychiatrists used as torturers

In this article from the LA times, it discusses the current Russian judicial system using psychiatrists and psychiatric institutions as places to send people who point out problems with the system to be sedated and tied to their beds.
It's interesting because the first psychologist -
Ivan Pavlov lived and did his experiments in Communist Russia and eventually for the Communist party in Russia. His studies in behavioral psychology spawned what is now psychiatry.
Russia and it's judicial system is reverting back to the Soviet days when anyone who opposed the government was declared crazy and sent to an asylum to receive psychiatric torture - such as electric shock, labotomies and drugging.
Take a look for yourself.

For more information about psychiatric institutions and the history behind drugging political dissidents - go to

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