Problems of mental health in the Soviet Union; including these topics: . Is the USSR winning the fight against mental disease? Different kinds of mental institutions in the USSR . How are child psychiatrists trained in the USSR? . Is shock treatment ever used on Soviet children? . The importance of feeling at home . Routine without regimentation [&c.; subtitle from cover]

Toronto: News-Facts, Canada's Authoritative Information Service About the Soviet Union Today, November 1954. 36p., semicoated paperstock throughout, staplebound 7.75 x 5.25 inch coated wraps. Wraps fragile, split partway at the spinefold and has tiny chips, paperstock has begun to brown.

"Electroconvulsive therapy is never applied to either children or adolescents. Indications for insulin shock are strictly limited... Exceptions are schizophrenia in adolescents... treatment is effected by various modes of X-ray therapy, by endocrine-gland therapy, antibiotics, vitamins, blood transfusion... by novocaine blockade... Hypnosis is very seldom applied... The psychoanalitic concepts of Freud and those of Jung, Adler and others find no application whatever" (p.17). Goes on, "Our social system, with the growth of public welfare, the absence of unemployment and its outcomes --poverty and hunger, the confidence of our people in their future, the legal prohibition of war propaganda, the steady rise of the general cultural level, the effective state-managed safeguarding of public health, the widespread preventive measures and the dense network of medical institutions ..have caused a progressive decline in the sick-rate of nervous and mental diseases"

Cat.No: 82743

Price: $15.00