this note will briefly develop the history of psychiatric abuse in the Soviet Union. A discussion of the Soviet theory of dissent will be essayed for its role in encouraging psychiatric abuse for purposes of political repression. Part III will provide a thorough analysis of the two legal procedures for psychiatric confinement, along with an analysis of legal reforms implemented under Gorbachev. The question of whether political prisoners will find salvation in these reform measures will be addressed in the conclusion.
Thompson, Lorri M.
"Soviet Straitjacket Psychiatry: New Legislation to End the Psychiatric Reign of Terror in the U.S.S.R.,"
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