TITLE

Compulsory psychiatric treatment of inmates in prisons in Russia

AUTHOR(S)
Malkin, Dmitry
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
BMC Psychiatry;2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 7, Special section p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
According to article 99 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation those persons who are imprisoned for different crimes but at the same time suffer from psychiatric disorders may receive compulsory treatment by the decision of the court. It is necessary to emphasize that these psychiatric disorders are not serious and that is why they do not exclude responsibility for the crimes committed. Thus, alongside with the punishment these inmates are appointed to receive compulsory outpatient treatment and supervision. There are 3 stages of this kind of treatment. At the first stage, which is called adaptation and the duration of which is usually one month, the doctors use correctional methods aimed at adaptation, reduce symptomatology of psychogenic disorders, and treat somatic pathology. Within the second stage complex treatment is used (psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, so called social measures of treatment aimed at improvement of adaptation skills in the social environment of the prison). The duration of this stage is determined by the effectiveness of the abovementioned methods of correction and also depends upon the duration of the terms appointed by the court. In case when steady improvement of the mental state is achieved the third stage mostly aims at the social adjustment of the persons who are ready to start their life in the society. Within this stage methods of psychotherapy, and psychological influences combined with social learning are used.
ACCESSION #
35704256

 

Related Articles

  • From Rogers to Rivers: The Rights of the Mentally Ill to Refuse Medication. Clayton, Ellen Wright // American Journal of Law & Medicine;1987, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p7 

    Many individuals with mental illness wish to avoid psychotropic drugs, a type of treatment that may relieve their symptoms only at the risk of unpleasant, even permanent, side effects. In marked contrast to the widely-held view that most patients may refuse any treatment and that even patients...

  • The involuntary psychiatric treatment and child welfare placements in Finland 1996-2003: a nationwide register study. Siponen, Ulla; Välimäki, Maritta; Kaivosoja, Matti; Marttunen, Mauri; Kaltiala-Heino, Riittakerttu // BMC Psychiatry;2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 7, Special section p1 

    Background Emotional and behavioral problems are common in young people and mental health problems are frequently intertwined with social problems. Both involuntary psychiatric treatment and taking into care may be used in order to manage youth behavioral problems. Compulsory interventions...

  • Mental disorders-who and what might help? Riedel-Heller, Steffi G.; Matschinger, Herbert; Angermeyer, Matthias // Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;Feb2005, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p167 

    Background Research on lay public's attitudes toward the treatment of mental disorders is receiving increasing scientific attention. Most of the surveys on lay public attitudes have used rating approaches. However, in daily life, people are forced to make decisions. Therefore, we used a ranking...

  • Integrating pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Thome, Johannes // Journal of Neural Transmission;Aug2015 Supplement, Vol. 122, p1 

    No abstract available.

  • Psychotherapy of a Murderer: Excerpts. Oberkirch, Ann // American Journal of Psychotherapy;Oct1985, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p499 

    Describes the psychotherapy of an incarcerated murderer adjudged not guilty by reason of insanity. Treatment of the murderer for 26 months; Presentation of dated excerpts from process notes from a weekly treatment; Treatment of the patient in a maximum security facility; Interpretation of the...

  • High number of treatment orders sparks call for review. Parish, Colin // Mental Health Practice;Dec2009, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p7 

    The article reports on the call of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) for review of the utilization of compulsory community treatment orders (CTOs) after finding out that over 100 have been issued every week in Great Britain. CTOs are aimed at ensuring that psychiatric patients discharged from...

  • On therapy. Daoud, Ramy // British Journal of Psychiatry;Jun2010, Vol. 196 Issue 6, p439 

    The article highlights the author's views on psychotherapy.

  • Changing Minds in Therapy. Smith, Janet // Mental Health Practice;Oct2012, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p10 

    The article reviews the book "Changing Minds in Therapy," by Margaret Wilkinson.

  • Referral of patients for psychotherapy. Skyner, A.C. Robin; Brown, Dennis G. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);6/13/1981, Vol. 282 Issue 6280, p1952 

    Focuses on the referral of patients for psychotherapy in Great Britain. Range of psychotherapeutic techniques; Importance on the assessment of treatment to be used; Need for prolonged preparation of individual patient for psychotherapy.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics