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Revolutions and the rights of man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  331968     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The author describes the dialectical struggle in psychiatric treatment between those who advocate maximum liberty in the management of the mentally disordered and those who believe such patients will benefit more from firm guidance and discipline. He uses illustrations from British psychiatric history to illustrate this struggle. He also points out and discusses two current challenges to psychiatry worldwide: the unconstructive hostility of the various schools of antipsychiatry and the political abuse of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, particularly in the USSR.
G M Carstairs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of psychiatry     Volume:  134     ISSN:  0002-953X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1977 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-10-14     Completed Date:  1977-10-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370512     Medline TA:  Am J Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  979-83     Citation Subset:  AIM; E; IM; Q    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Dissent and Disputes
Ethics, Medical
Group Processes
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Hospitals, Psychiatric / history
Human Rights*
Mental Disorders / etiology,  therapy*
Mentally Ill Persons
Psychiatry / education,  history*
Psychoanalysis / education
Psychological Theory
Quality of Health Care
Therapeutic Community

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