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  Encyclopedia: Psychiatric hospital
Psikhushka (психушка) is a colloquialism for psychiatric hospital in Russian language.
Both of the attitudes in these cases—that the mentally ill were a scourge and needed to be eliminated, and that the line between 'patient' and 'prisoner' is incredibly blurry—have their precedents in the history of mental hospitals, though were taken to extremes by totalitarian regimes.
The concept of Totalitarianism is a typology or ideal-type used by some political scientists to encapsulate the characteristics of a number of twentieth century regimes that mobilized entire populations in support of the state or an ideology.
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 Encyclopedia: Vladimir Bukovsky
He is a former leading Soviet dissident and human rights activist and was one of the first to expose the use of psychiatry against political prisoners in the USSR.
He spent a total of twelve years in Soviet prisons, labor camps and in psikhushkas, forced-treatment psychiatric psychiatric hospitals used by the regime as special prisons.
In January 1965 he was arrested for organizing a demonstration in defense of Alexander Ginzburg, Yuri Galanskov and other dissidents (190-1, 3 years of imprisonment); freed in January 1970.
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 Special Services Against the Ordinary People
That is why a lot of intellectuals were put through psychiatric wards ("psikhushka"s) (See Exhibit 4, Exhibit 8 p.103).
Such a person could not serve as a legal witness and was restricted in occupying socially significant positions.
We prepared in advance our 14-year old son for independent life, as we supposed the possibility of our detention, and most probably, to "psikhushka".
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 Vladimir_Bukovsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He is a former leading Soviet dissident and human rights activist and was one of the first to expose the use of psychiatry against political prisoner s in the USSR.
He spent a total of twelve years in Soviet prison s, labor camp s and in psikhushka s,
Bukovsky was convicted (Article 70-1) in June 1963 for organizing poetry meetings in the center of Moscow (next to the Vladimir Mayakovsky monument) and sent to a ''psikhushka''; freed in February 1964.
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 Pyotr Grigorenko
In the 1960s Grigorenko became a member of Moscow Helsinki Watch Group.
The authorities sent him to a psikhushka, a form of psychiatric imprisonment, in 1964 - 1965 and in 1969 - 1976.
Actively participated in the struggle for the Crimean Tatar autonomy and demonstrated against the Soviet 1968 invasion to Czechoslovakia.
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 Psychiatric hospital -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
These institutions are considered to be one of the most important parts of a mental health system by many (A physician who specializes in psychiatry) psychiatrist s, although many localities fail to provide sufficient funding for them.
See (Click link for more info and facts about Psikhushka) Psikhushka.
Some observers, notably (Click link for more info and facts about Thomas Szasz) Thomas Szasz, have objected to calling mental hospitals "hospitals" (see (Click link for more info and facts about anti-psychiatry) anti-psychiatry).
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 Arms and influence: Insanity and reality
I will point out the obvious: a very, very big red flag just went up.
Shutting politically suspect individuals into psychiatric prisons ( Psikhushka) was, of course, one of the ways the Soviets crushed dissent.
The Chinese government is carrying on this proud totalitarian tradition with the Falun Gong, and Cuban exiles have accused Castro's government of the same misdeeds.
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 The Moscow Expat Forums - Suicide...blonde?
Here you just go to the doctor and ask to resolve your problems, in Russia you will never think about doing so for the sake of not being registered “psychiatrically” which brings stigma to your existence.
Ask me when it was last time I read or heard “Psychiatric hospital” — only the word “psikhushka” is used.
So it is also the question of the maturity of the society.
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They just believed that Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness were worth fighting for before it became a popular idea.
Or, possibly, we're all inmates in the largest psikhushka ever conceived, and we all have sluggishly progressing schizophrenia.
Ok, ok...I can tamp it down for a bit, but I can't control it forever.
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 Forum of the Russian American Medical Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:54 am Post subject: Need your expertise
We are working with a group of learning disabled orphans in the Moscow region, where there is a regular practice of sending children to psikhushka
Besides the difficult conditions they endure there (we make regular visits to bring food and art supplies) they are treated with Thorazine and Haldol.
www.russiandoctors.org /forum/viewtopic.php?p=10184   (298 words)

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