TITLE

Forced Drugging

AUTHOR(S)
Marshall, Eliot
PUB. DATE
August 1978
SOURCE
New Republic;8/26/78-9/2/78, Vol. 179 Issue 9/10, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the hard side of psychiatry or the side that forcefully interferes with the brain or constrains human behavior. Importance of the psychotropic drug as the psychiatrist's most important tool for controlling behavior; Most controversial drugs in the category such as major tranquilizers or antipsychotics; Revolution of mental health care by mind-bending drugs; Possibility that patients are kept under a form of remote-control institutional discipline similar to the kind that is maintained in a hospital even after the patient has returned to the outside world; Psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin's radical struggle with the professional establishment to do away with "intrusive" therapies; Arguments made with the drugs; Case in Boston, Massachusetts that could cause a big change in the operation of mental hospitals throughout the United States.
ACCESSION #
11102119

 

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