The theory and practice of psychiatry in the Soviet Union.


Journal Article

In this paper I shall present some of the salient features of Soviet psychiatry. I shall first explore the main currents in the history of Russian and Soviet psychiatry, which provide the foundation for the contemporary theory and practice of psychiatry in the Soviet Union. This will be followed by a discussion of the training and research interests of the Soviet psychiatric profession. Much of this analysis is based on both the published Soviet psychiatric literature and interviews with psychiatrists from the Soviet Union, which I have been conducting over the last several years.

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Cited Authors

  • Miller, MA

Published Date

  • February 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 13 - 24

PubMed ID

  • 3883382

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3883382

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-281X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-2747

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00332747.1985.11024264


  • eng