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The role of abusive States of being in interrogation.
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PMID:  23406220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Interrogation, the questioning of persons detained by police, military, or intelligence organizations, is designed to extract information that a subject may resist disclosing. Interrogation techniques are frequently predicated on inducing mental states of despair, dread, dependency, and debility that weaken an individual's resistance. Descriptions of techniques from 2 Central Intelligence Agency training manuals are illustrated by examples from interviews of and writings by Murat Kurnaz, who was held at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp for 5 years. Interrogation techniques are designed to create a destabilizing sense of shock; undermine an individual's grasp on reality; and provoke internal psychological division, self-conflict, and confusion. The long-term effects of interrogation often include posttraumatic stress disorder as well as states of anxiety, depression, and depersonalization. I would like to thank Lisa Connelly, MA, for her help in editing this manuscript.
Frank W Putnam
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD)     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1529-9740     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma Dissociation     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100898209     Medline TA:  J Trauma Dissociation     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Department of Psychiatry , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill , North Carolina , USA.
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