William Walters Sargant (24 April – 27 August ) was a British psychiatrist who is . Battle for the Mind, published in , was one of the first books on the psychology of brainwashing. While this book is often referred to as a work on. Sargant, William Walters. Battle for the mind: a physiology of conversion and brain-washing / by William Sargant: with a preface by Charles Swencionis. p. cm. Battle for the Mind. A Physiology of Conversion and Brain-Washing. by William Sargant. Baltimore, Maryland and Hammondsworth, England: Penguin Books.
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In he was awarded the Starkey medal and prize by the Royal Society of Health for work on mental health. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.
Sargant also advocated increasing the frequency of ECT sessions for sartant he describes as “resistant, obsessional patients” in order to produce “therapeutic confusion” and so remove their power of refusal. Conditioned behaviour patterns could be changed by stimulated stresses beyond a dog’s capacity for response, in essence causing a breakdown.
This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat At that time the new department consisted of a basement with no in-patient beds, and no requirement on students to attend lectures on psychiatry. William Walters Sargant 24 April — 27 August was a British psychiatrist who is remembered for the evangelical zeal with which he promoted treatments such as psychosurgerydeep sleep treatmentelectroconvulsive therapy and insulin shock therapy. He wrote in his standard textbook An introduction to physical methods of treatment in psychiatry: Joseph Wheaton rated it really liked it Jun 09, Nigist rated it did not like it Jun 15, How is a criminal pressured into admitting his guilt?
His ambition to be a physician was thwarted by a disastrous piece of research and a nervous breakdown, after which he turned his attention to psychiatry. Pavlov and his classification of dogs in the same four categories that hyppocrates classifies people: After his recovery, Sargant worked as a locum at Hanwell Hospitaland then for a while helped his brother-in-law at his Nottingham general practice, before deciding on a career in psychiatry.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. These and other compelling questions are discussed in the definitive work by William Sargant, who for many yea How can an evangelist convert a hardboiled sophisticate? bzttle
Combining sleep with ECT avoids this William Sargant, that author of this book was one of the founders of MK-Ultra back when it was known as project bluebird. After 3 or 4 treatments they may ask for ECT to be discontinued because of an increasing dread of further treatments. Although remembered as a major force in British psychiatry in the post-war years, his enthusiasm for discredited treatments such as insulin shock therapy and deep sleep treatment, his distaste for all forms of psychotherapy and his reliance on dogma rather than clinical evidence  have confirmed his reputation as a controversial figure whose work is seldom cited in modern psychiatric texts.
Battle for the Mind; A physiology of conversion and brain-washing 2nd ed. Battle for the Mind by William Sargant. Well worth the read. The purpose of the book is to explain the biological processes that change your mind.
Battle for the Mind by William Sargant
Although remembered as a major force in British psychiatry in the post-war years, his enthusiasm for discredited treatments such as insulin shock therapy and deep sleep treatment, his hatred for any form of psychotherapy, and his reliance on dogma rather than clinical evidence have left him as a controversial figure whose work is seldom cited in modern psychiatric texts.
His ambition to be a physician was thwarted by a disastrous piece of research mmind a nervous breakdown, after which he turned his attention to psychiatry.
Imrie has written that her eventual cure was nothing to do with Sargant and his bizarre techniques. Depending on the dog’s initial personality, this could possibly cause a new belief system to be held tenaciously.
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John Wesley who had years of depressive torment before accepting the idea of salvation by faith rather than good works, might have avoided this, and simply gone back to help his father as curate of Epworth following treatment. If you are looking for a concise introduction to the tactics and techniques used in brainwashing, from an introduction to the work of Pavlov, to the methods used bartle the Soviet Union and religion, then this book is ideal.
William Sargant worked with British war veterans who sarhant from the worst fronts of world war 2 and had been mentally and emotionally reduced to blank slates.
We may be seeing here a new exciting beginning in psychiatry and the possibility of a treatment era such as followed the introduction of anaesthesia in surgery”. I read this to help get an understanding of sargatn psychiatry for a novel I was writing.
Chad King rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Edwin Stratton-Mackay rated it liked it Mar 27, William Walters Sargant was a controversial British psychiatrist who is remembered for the fog zeal with which he promoted treatments such as psychosurgery, deep sleep treatment, electroconvulsive therapy and insulin shock therapy. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
They are gifted with religious and social apprehensions, and they are gifted with the power of sargantt but all these faculties are physiologically entailed to the brain.
Battle For The Mind
In addition he states: Lesley Webb rated it really liked it Dec 23, Kevin rated it liked it May 15, How is a criminal pressured into admitting his guilt? It is well researched, drawing on information and studies from many areas.
Sep 08, Joanne St. Marc Anderson rated it it was amazing Nov 06, Sargant was born into a large and wealthy Methodist family in HighgateLondon. By means of various techniques he was able to “undo” the damage and get them back to somewhat normal lives In he was appointed director of the department of psychological medicine at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, and remained there until and after his retirement inalso treating patients at other hospitals, building up a lucrative private practice in Harley Street, and working as a media psychiatrist.
He was president of the section of psychiatry at the Royal Society of Medicine inand was a founding member of the World Psychiatric Association. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Say if you were an intelligence agency looking to make the perfect manchurian candidate who would have the desire and knowledge of killing a predetermined target but not recall how or why they learned this and acted upon this Now, some of these techniques are pretty dated Stacey Douglas rated it liked it Apr 30,