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Psychiatry in communist Europe /

edited by Mat Savelli, Research Fellow, McMasters University, Canada and Sarah Marks, Research Fellow, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Names: Marks, Sarah, | Savelli, Mat,
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Mental health in historical perspective.
Topics: Psychiatry - Europe - History - 20th century. | Mental health - Europe - History. | Psychiatric hospitals - Europe - History. | HISTORY / Europe / Eastern. | HISTORY / Europe / Germany. | HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union. | HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century. | MEDICAL / Mental Health. | Psychiatry - history | Communism - history | History, 20th Century | hopitaux psychiatriques - urss. | santé mentale - urss. | psychiatrie - urss. | Psychiatry - history. | Communism - history. | History, 20th Century.
Regions: Europe. | Europe, Eastern | USSR | Europe, Eastern. | USSR.
Genres: History.
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Physical Description: xi, 222 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781137490919 (hardback)
1137490918 (hardback)
Summary: "This is the first book to address the history of psychiatry under Communism in Central and Eastern Europe, from the Soviet Union to East Germany. It brings together new research addressing understandings of mental health and disorder, treatments and therapies, and the interplay between politics, ideology and psychiatry. It challenges assumptions about the extent of political control, exploring beyond the instances of punitive abuse of psychiatry, and recognizing the international exchanges which informed the development of research and practice in the region.The authors discuss:[bullet] Treatments such as work therapy, insulin shock therapy, antipsychotic medications[bullet] International exchanges between the USA, Western Europe, USSR and Central Asia[bullet] Environmental, social and biological explanations of mental health and illness[bullet] The relationship between psychiatry, ideology and the Communist state[bullet] Soviet reponses to antipsychiatry and 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'"--
Other Names: Marks, Sarah, 1984-
Savelli, Mat, 1982-
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More Details for: Psychiatry in communist Europe